Fresh green grass, bright blue sky, yummy treats—colors are everywhere in summer! Explore color in the world around you. What colors make you think of summer? What can you create with the colors of summer? Dynamic text and vibrant photos demonstrate real world colors to young readers and encourage them to create their own art with summer-inspired colors.
"Besides introducing popular seasonal activities, this series also spotlights drawing techniques such as shadowing, texture, lines, and shapes. A question-and-answer format inspires young readers to comment and expand upon the text. Vivid vocabulary is sprinkled throughout to engage students and introduce new words, such as nectar, checkered, and harvest. Winter explores how bright colors stand out from dull ones and asks readers to identify and sort different squares of color into bright and dull. Each title in the series ends with a Crayola color guide that labels the colors in each book with some of the uniquely named colors found in a Crayola box of crayons, such as "dandelion," "timberwolf," and "cornflower." VERDICT A fine choice that encourages readers to both explore their creativity and learn about artistic terms and colors in nature. Useful for primary elementary collections and medium to large public libraries."—School Library Journal, Series Made Simple —Journal
Mari Schuh's love of reading began with cereal boxes at the kitchen table. Today Mari is the author of hundreds of nonfiction books for beginning readers, covering topics from tomatoes to tornadoes. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and still enjoys a big bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios. Learn more about her at marischuh.com.