Release Date
Format Hardcover 26 pages 8.25 x 9.5 inches 30 full color illustrations
Category Kids
ISBN-13 978-0-78920-969-6

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.


"Luscious watercolor collages form the raison d’être for this celebration of the primary colors. The oversized trim beautifully accommodates the softly textured forms, torn to ensure no sharp edges. Familiar—roses, the sun, the ocean—shares space with the unexpected—a red rooster, giraffe, blueberry pie. The rhyming text carries the reader along easily, always relating the colors ultimately to the all-important you." -- Kirkus Reviews