Tuesday, July 9, 2019

VIVID: Poems & Notes About Color by Julie Paschkis. New York: Henry Holt
and Company, 2018. 32p. ISBN 978-1250122292 hc. $17.99   Gr. K-2   J 811

This book of brief poems celebrates a rainbow of color, plus many of the shades
in between. The absence of color (white) and saturation of color (black) on paper,
plus the opposite effect with light rays, are also featured, completing the palette
of  visual hues. Although some poems are very short, such as “Diving into Long
Lake headfirst I go plummeting through light blue deep down low into indigo,”
they are visually supported by the whimsical illustrations on each two-page
spread.   Paschkis also includes an informational fact or two about each color,
integrating the science of color with the artistic beauty of color. The illustrations
are vivid, as promised in the title, proving to be a feast for the eyes.
Lynette Suckow, Superiorland Preview Center, Marquette, MI

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