The Other Colors: An ABC Book
Photography by Ann Cutting Design & Alliteration by Valerie Gates
Sky Pony Press, 2013
FORMAT: Picture Book
AGES: Preschool and Elementary School
I really like alphabet books. And I really like photography. So I knew I would probably like this book. The only problem is that I don’t see all that many kids loving this book. I think it will be one that parents or adults will like…but not one that kiddos will love quite the same way as Chicka Chicka Boom Boom or something of that sort.
Basically this is an alphabet book that goes over different colors that most kids might not know: ecru, limerick, verdigris, etc. And there are pictures of things in that particular shade of color doing things that have some sort of alliteration tie-in to the featured letter. For example, “Chartreuse chick circumvents crowded coop.” So kids can see the particular new color and then associate it with a letter and photograph that continue the alliteration. So, once again I think parents (or perhaps older kids) would like this based on the fact that there are great photographs and colors and that it is different. But I just don’t see little ones trying to learn their letters getting all excited about knowing the difference of khaki and light brown.