Book review: Crayola Colorology Series, two titles by Mari Schuh

Schuh, Mari. Crayola Science of Color. “Crayola Colorology Series.” Lerner Publications, 2018. $26.65. ISBN 9781512466911. 32 pages. Ages 5-7.  P7 Q8

Did you know that bright blue pigment was made by surprise? Color is all around us, but have we ever thought what is color, where does it come from, and how does color effect how we feel? Colors can make us calm or give us energy. Featuring Crayola, children learn about primary, secondary, complementary colors and the color wheel. The vibrant photos and lyrical texts will keep children engaged while they learn about colors. The book contains four chapters and includes a table of contents, index, glossary, and titles of books and websites to learn more about colors. This book is in the Crayola Colorology series.

Verdict: Great for a beginning art class or unit on art. Encourages readers to notice colors in the world. Readers and beginning readers alike will enjoy this colorful book.

 

Schuh, Mari. Crayola Color in Culture. “Crayola Colorology Series.” Lerner Publications, 2018. $26.65. ISBN 9781512466898. 32 pages. Ages 5-7.  P7 Q8

Color is all around us, but why is it important? Color is part of culture: “Culture is the art we make, clothes we wear, and the way we live in the world.” Featuring Crayola, readers discover that colors have different meanings around the world. In Mexico, green is the color of freedom. In India, Holi is the festival of colors. The vibrant photographs and lyrical text will keep children engaged while they learn about colors in culture. The book contains five chapters and includes a table of contents, index, glossary, and titles of books and websites to learn more about colors. It is in the Crayola Colorology series.

Verdict: Not only do readers learn more about colors, they learn about colors in different cultures, expanding the readers knowledge of different cultures while enjoying beautiful photographs. A great addition to libraries for elementary age children.

March 2018 reviews by Tami Harris.

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