Candace Whitman

Candace Whitman

Candace Whitman has written and illustrated multiple children's books. Her book Night Is Like an Animal (1995) was named one of the New York Times's 10 best children's books of the year. She holds degrees from Yale and from New York University and has taught art in elementary schools both in the United States and in Europe. She currently teaches art education at New York University.

Red, Yellow, Blue, and You

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An essential boardbook for young children illustrated with vibrant red, yellow, and blue colors of everyday objects.

Red, Yellow, Blue, and You, an adaptation of Abbeville’s beautiful My First Colors series, features each primary color to teach children about the role of red, yellow, and blue in their everyday lives. The texture of watercolor collages makes children want to touch the pages and, with sturdy pages and a padded cover, Red, Yellow, Blue, and You is tough enough to withstand the daily (and nightly) wear and tear of little hands.

“Are you ready for red?” ranges from buckets of berries to urban landscapes of stop signs and fire engines. Asking, “What can you do with yellow?” bright watercolors of lions, lemons, bumblebees, and taxis fill the pages. And “Bring on the blue!” introduces a countryside of forget-me-nots, bluefish, and a starry night sky.

With collages of torn paper watercolors and simple poetic text, this attractive boardbook will be enjoyed time and time again. Young children will learn that a single word can encompass many “shades” of meaning, and that colors are what make everyday life vivid and exciting.

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Ready For Red

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Ready for Red highlights an urban environment through the cheeks of children playing in the snow, a bucket of berries to be made into jam, and city traffic lights and fire engines.

Gorgeous collage watercolors and lyrical, light poems teach children about the role individual colors play in our everyday lives--making "everyday" mean something very special!

My First Colors is a unique series that introduces children to the wonderful colors and shades in the world around them. Gorgeous watercolor collages and lyrical, light poems teach children about the role colors play in our everyday lives.

Each book in the My First Colors series focuses on one of the primary colors, with a poetic text evoking the special qualities of its many shades. Every spread is a marvelous collage of torn paper aglow with flowing water-colors. The texture of the original illustrations comes through in these sparkling reproductions, making children want to touch the pages and seek colorful objects all around them. Children will learn that a single word can encompass many shades of meaning, and that colors are what make everyday life vivid and exciting!

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Bring On the Blue

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Bring on the Blue explores the country environment through a field of forget-me-nots, the shadows of buildings, and bluefish in the bay.

Gorgeous collage watercolors and lyrical, light poems teach children about the role that individual colors play in our everyday lives—making every day mean something very special!

My First Colors is a unique series that introduces children to the wonderful colors and shades in the world around them. Gorgeous watercolor collages and lyrical, light poems teach children about the role colors play in our everyday lives.

Each book in the My First Colors series focuses on one of the primary colors, with a poetic text evoking the special qualities of its many shades. Every spread is a marvelous collage of torn paper aglow with flowing watercolors. The texture of the original illustrations comes through in these sparkling reproductions, making children want to touch the pages and seek colorful objects all around them. Children will learn that a single word can encompass many shades of meaning, and that colors are what make everyday life vivid and exciting!

 

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