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A Rainbow All Around Me

A Rainbow All Around Me

Pinkney, Sandra
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Author: Pinkney, Sandra

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Binding: Hardcover

Number Of Pages: 40

Release Date: 01-02-2002 

Details: Product Description A thoughtful look at colors, this photo essay is Myles and Sandra Pinkney's follow-up to their debut title, SHADES OF BLACK, winner of an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Children's Literary Work. Red Hot Full of love Cinnamony sweet A Happy Valentine Purple Wild Crazy Nutritious and delicious Jammin' on a slice of bread Review What comes to mind when you think of the color black? How about white? Blue? Yellow? Green? In their vibrant book about color, Sandra and Myles Pinkney step beyond the basic color-teaching concept to encourage young readers to consider color in a broader spectrum. Accompanying simple, dynamic text, photos of many multicultural children fill the pages of this book, representing a veritable rainbow of ethnic groups. A Hungarian Italian boy, swathed in denim, is on the blue page: "Cool / RUGGED / Sippin' on a hot day / Relaxing in the BREEZE." The green page is for an African American-Native American-Portuguese girl. Brown is Vietnamese, Tan--West African, Pink—-Dutch German. Each spread is filled with the luscious featured color: purple jam, purple T-shirt, purple teddy bear; tan sand, tan outfit. Children of all backgrounds will love learning their colors with the cute, very real-looking kids on these pages. Sandra and Myles Pinkney previously collaborated on Shades of Black : A Celebration of Our Children. (Ages 2 to 5) --Emilie Coulter From Publishers Weekly As they did in Shades of Black: A Celebration of Our Children, husband-and-wife team Sandra L. and Myles C. Pinkney once again pair poetry and lively photographs in A Rainbow All Around Me. A multiethnic cast of children presents each color of the rainbow. For "Blue," photos of a blue-eyed, denim-clad boy accompanies "Cool/ Rugged/ Sippin' on a hot day/ Relaxing in the Breeze." A dark-eyed, bronze-skinned girl in a "Green" dress sits on "Fresh/ Soft blades [of grass]" with a basket of Granny Smith apples. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. From School Library Journal reSchool-Grade 2--The Pinkneys, who paired their talents in Shades of Black (Scholastic, 2000), have again produced a book that encourages children to look at color in new and exciting ways. Each spread is devoted to a hue and features a child from a different ethnic group wearing, eating, or holding objects of a particular color. Myles Pinkney's amazingly crisp, clear photographs are pleasingly arranged across the pages. Sandra Pinkney's carefully chosen words are given extra punch through a thoughtful use of changing colored fonts. The combinations of words and pictures meld effectively to put forth the book's positive message: "Colors! Colors! They're in everything I see! We are the rainbow-YOU and ME!" While the simple format makes the book most suitable for preschoolers, it would also be useful with older readers to spark discussions of diversity. Grace Oliff, Ann Blanche Smith School, Hillsdale, NJ Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. From Booklist Ages 3-6. "Colors are in everything I see. A piece of the rainbow--you and me." So begins this bright book filled with photographs of children representing a broad spectrum of cultures. There's an African American girl in a big yellow slicker. A Pakistani girl peers through a transparent valentine lollipop. A Dutch girl blows a perfect pink sphere of bubblegum. A young Jordanian tap dancer poses in black tails and top hat. The text is spare and poetic, and the photographs are stunning, giving children the opportunity to name the colors of clothing and various objects in the photos as they repeat the refrain, "Colors are you. Colors are me." Even the typeface changes color. As in Pinkney's Shades of Black (2000), the message of racial awareness and tolerance is well served. Shelley Townsend-Hudson Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved About the Author Sandra Pinkney and her husband, Myles, live in Poughkeepsie, New York, w

EAN: 9780439309288

Package Dimensions: 10.3 x 8.4 x 0.4 inches

Languages: english