The Other Colors

The Other Colors

An ABC Book

Book - 2013
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Explore nature in vibrant and exciting color!
Do you know what the colors gamboge, zaffre, and debian look like? Then travel through the alphabet with The Other Colors to learn about the beautiful and unusually named colors found in nature—and to brush up on those ABCs as well. Valerie Gates's charming alliterative style paired with Ann Cutting's stunning photographs of colors found in nature—ecru eggs, scarlet scallops, fandango feathers, limerick lizards, azure abalones, and more—are sure to delight artsy children and adults alike.

Children who have mastered classic colors will broaden their horizons, and parents who are tired of primary colors will find this a book worth rereading. Spectacular photographs of animals, flowers, leaves, shells, and more will inspire children to learn about different colors found in the natural world. And, while children learn about colors, they are also learning the alphabet through subtle and silly sentences. An ideal gift for new parents and for young nature-loving children!

Baker & Taylor
An Emmy Award-winning art director and an award-winning scientific photographer present an alphabetical introduction to lesser-known sumptuous colors alliteratively paired with natural-world subjects, from azure abalones and ecru eggs to limerick lizards and scarlet scallops.

& Taylor

Presents an alphabetical introduction to lesser-known colors alliteratively paired with natural-world subjects, from azure abalones and ecru eggs to limerick lizards and scarlet scallops.

Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., [2013]
ISBN: 9781620875377
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Cutting, Ann


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Jun 27, 2016

I thought this was way too esoteric for a picture book. Unusual colors would have been fine, but I didn't even know half of these.

My 3 year old grandson lost interest after the first few pages and he sits through a lot of nonfiction.

SCL_Preschool Sep 17, 2013

A very unique and appealing alphabet book.

Jul 23, 2013

I like seeing how ABC books can be spiffed up; A is for Musk Ox is my favorite. This one is actually a good one even for adults. NOT one for 3-5 year olds to read for themselves as some of the words are quite complex!!


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