Hello Red Fox

by Eric Carle
Illustrator Ann Beneduce, Eric Carle

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | April 1, 1998 | Picture Books

Hello Red Fox is rated 5 out of 5 by 2.
Mama Frog gets a big surprise when the guests arrive for Little Frog's birthday party: Red Fox looks green to her! Orange Cat looks blue! What has gone wrong?
With the active help of the reader, Little Frog shows Mama Frog how to see the animals in their more familiar colors. Is it magic? No, it's a remarkable function of the human eye. As Little Frog demonstrates, anyone can do it. Small readers will enjoy taking part in the fun of changing the colors of the animals. And they will laugh at the effect they themselves can create at the end of the story when Mama Frog gives Little Frog an embarrassing birthday kiss!
Eric Carle believes that learning should be a joyful experience. In this imaginative book he invites young readers to discover complementary colors while enjoying the amusing story of Little Frog and his colorful friends.

Format: Picture Books

Dimensions: 32 pages, 10.25 × 10.25 × 0.5 in

Published: April 1, 1998

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0689817754

ISBN - 13: 9780689817755

Found in: Colour
Appropriate for ages: 4

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool, and Educational! I have always loved Eric Carle's books, but this one is a particular favorite. First of all, it involves a fox (which happens to be my last name), but it also handles a subject most children's books don't touch - opposite colors. You could even use it for older kids to teach about the cone cells in your eyes, but for little kids it's a really fun "optical illusion" that helps them see the opposite colors. It's art, it's science, and it capitalizes on a child's curiosity.
Date published: 2009-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun and informative! This book is beautifully illustrated. The bright colours catch the attention of boys, girls and adults. It is wonderful to snuggle up with your child and read as well as a great way to introduce colour and opposites. It is also thrilling to see animals change colours before your eyes and to get into the science of why this might be happening. A must read for all--thanks Eric Carle!!!
Date published: 2009-07-26

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Hello Red Fox

by Eric Carle
Illustrator Ann Beneduce, Eric Carle

Format: Picture Books

Dimensions: 32 pages, 10.25 × 10.25 × 0.5 in

Published: April 1, 1998

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0689817754

ISBN - 13: 9780689817755

From the Publisher

Mama Frog gets a big surprise when the guests arrive for Little Frog's birthday party: Red Fox looks green to her! Orange Cat looks blue! What has gone wrong?
With the active help of the reader, Little Frog shows Mama Frog how to see the animals in their more familiar colors. Is it magic? No, it's a remarkable function of the human eye. As Little Frog demonstrates, anyone can do it. Small readers will enjoy taking part in the fun of changing the colors of the animals. And they will laugh at the effect they themselves can create at the end of the story when Mama Frog gives Little Frog an embarrassing birthday kiss!
Eric Carle believes that learning should be a joyful experience. In this imaginative book he invites young readers to discover complementary colors while enjoying the amusing story of Little Frog and his colorful friends.

About the Author

Eric Carle well-known creator of many beloved picture books for small readers and listeners, including such classics as Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me, The Tiny Seed, Rooster's Off to See the World, A House for Hermit Crab, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. He is especially celebrated for his unique ability to combine learning with pleasure. Children delight in the distinctive beauty of his illustrations -- richly layered collages in glowing colors -- and they love his entertaining stories, which invite them to make their own discoveries in a natural, joyful way.

Born in Syracuse, New York, Eric Carle received much of his education in Germany. He is a graduate of the Akademie der bildenden K&#252nste in Stuttgart, where he learned about Goethe's color theory and complementary colors. But the chief inspiration for Hello, Red Fox came from his talks with young readers themselves, who were surprised and fascinated when he demonstrated for them -- just like in this book -- that all colors have opposites.

Eric Carle has two grown children. He and his wife live in western Massachusetts.

From Our Editors

Stare at a single color for several seconds and then move your eyes to a white space. You will see a faint glowing image in a different color, the first color's opposite. This delightfully simple and funny birthday story, with animals rendered in Eric Carle's brightly colored collages, introduces the concept of complementary colors. Full color.

Appropriate for ages: 4