Color Zoo

Hardcover | April 4, 1989

byLois Ehlert

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This acclaimed Caldecott Honor Book is a visually exciting introduction to colors, shapes, and animals for preschoolers.

"Boldly designed pages easily carry to the rear of the room during story hours, and brilliant juxtapositions of vibrant primary colors will make children's eyes tingle." (School Library Journal)

"A masterpiece of graphic design." (American Library Association Caldecott Committee)

"Color Zoo is about concepts—shapes, colors, and animals—but also about looking at the world in a new and creative way." (Children's Books and Their Creators)

"Employs ingeniously designed, perfectly die-cut and bound pages which line up exactly to unfold nine distinctly recognizable abstractly formed animal heads. Immensely enjoyable." (CCBC Choices)

Shapes and colors in your zoo, lots of things that you can do. Heads and ears, beaks and snouts, that's what animals are all about. I know animals and you do too; make some new ones for your zoo.

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"Features a series of cutouts stacked so that with each page turn, a layer is removed to reveal yet another picture of an animal; i.e., a mouse's square frame is removed to reveal a fox. Children will delight in identifying both animals and shapes, depicted in bold juxtapositions of vibrant primary colors".-- School Library Journal. Ca...

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This acclaimed Caldecott Honor Book is a visually exciting introduction to colors, shapes, and animals for preschoolers."Boldly designed pages easily carry to the rear of the room during story hours, and brilliant juxtapositions of vibrant primary colors will make children's eyes tingle." (School Library Journal)"A masterpiece of graph...

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Shapes and colors in your zoo, lots of things that you can do. Heads and ears, beaks and snouts, that's what animals are all about. I know animals and you do too; make some new ones for your zoo.

"A masterpiece of graphic design." (ALA 1990 Caldecott Committee.)

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 9 × 9 × 0.25 inPublished:April 4, 1989Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0397322593

ISBN - 13:9780397322596

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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"Features a series of cutouts stacked so that with each page turn, a layer is removed to reveal yet another picture of an animal; i.e., a mouse's square frame is removed to reveal a fox. Children will delight in identifying both animals and shapes, depicted in bold juxtapositions of vibrant primary colors".-- School Library Journal. Caldecott Honor Book

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"A masterpiece of graphic design." (ALA 1990 Caldecott Committee.)