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These Colors Are Bananas (Pre-order)

Published in association with the Whitney Museum of American Art


Pre-order now. This title will be shipped from 30 May 2018


Tamara Shopsin & Jason Fulford


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Price: USD$16.95

What color is an apple? A dog? Grass? Young readers will be amazed by the range of possibilities

What color is a banana? It can be at least 25 different shades, according to this artful swatchbook of versatile subjects. An inversion of the way we typically look at color, this book challenges readers' predispositions towards using a particular crayon for a particular object. 11 items are each presented alongside a grid of color ranges: the "apple" page features yellows, greens, and reds; the "egg" page a range of greens to grays; even "grass" is surprising, with suggestions of pink. The read-along text is playful and philosophical, poetic and factual… all towards expanding readers' assumptions. Inspired by the Whitney Museum's approach to looking at art, these books provide a new way to look at the world.

Created for ages 2-4 years



SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Hardback
Size: 191 x 191 mm (7 1/2 x 7 1/2 in)
Pages: 24 pp
Illustrations: 24 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714876603

Tamara Shopsin is a graphic designer, author, and illustrator. She is also a cook at her family restaurant, Shopsin's, in New York.

Jason Fulford is a photographer, designer, and cofounder of the nonprofit J&L Books. He lives in New York with his wife Tamara Shopsin.

"Remember when I said that Fulford & Shopsin are the clever ones to watch? This book just reinforces that. It basically shows all the different colors of various objects. Banana on the one hand. Human skin tones on the other. It's smart as a whip and lovely to look at. Not preachy in the least."—Fuse Eight Blog/SLJ.com

"Remember when I said that Fulford & Shopsin are the clever ones to watch? This book just reinforces that. It basically shows all the different colors of various objects. Banana on the one hand. Human skin tones on the other. It's smart as a whip and lovely to look at. Not preachy in the least."—Fuse Eight Blog/SLJ.com

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