Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Wizard of Oz Colors by Jill Kalz

The Wizard of Oz Colors
Wizard of Oz Colors
By Jill Kalz
Illustrated by Timothy Banks
20 pages
Board Book
NetGalley- Capstone Young Readers
September 2, 2013

Book Jacket Summary
The Land of Oz is full of colors, roads are yellow and monkeys are blue! Let Dorothy, Toto, Tin Man, and Scarecrow explore all of the colors with you!

My Quick Thoughts
I love looking at board books because there is always a baby shower around the corner or just a fun gift for a toddler. This one has bright colors that suit the learning of colors and this one is told in rhyme! It is one of the cutest book to get a youngster or a parent who loves Wizard of Oz.
Black and white describe the twister with men in a row boat fight the storm and the house flying into the sky. Yellow is the yellow brick road and the straw in the Scarecrow. Green is the Wicked Witch of the West and brown is the talking trees and Toto. Gray is the Tin Man with Glinda as pink in her giant ball gown. And of course the red slippers.
The book includes a glossary and other books about colors (see below). There is an index and internet sites to check out. There are more in the Wizard of Oz series with ABC’s, counting, shapes. There is also a brief synopsis of the Wizard of Oz movie. I say movie because in the book the slippers are silver but red showed up better in Technocolor. 

Book Pairings
The Other Colors: An ABC Book by Valerie Gates
Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Football Colors by Mark Weakland


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