Everybody has a favorite color. Some like blue balloons or brown buildings or mint green ice cream cones. Others prefer sunshine yellow, Maine morning gray, or Mexican pink.
In What's Your Favorite Color?
, fifteen beloved children's book artists draw their favorite colors and explain why they love them. This personal collection will undoubtedly inspire readers to create favorite color drawings and stories of their own!
Contributors include: Eric Carle, Lauren Castillo, Bryan Collier, Mike Curato, Etienne Delessert, Anna Dewdney, Rafael Lopez, William Low, Marc Martin, Jill McElmurry, Yuyi Morales, Frann Preston-Gannon, Uri Shulevitz, Philip C. Stead, Melissa Sweet
About the Author
Eric Carle (1929-2021) was one of America's leading children's book illustrators and authors. Author of more than seventy books, his picture book career started when Bill Martin Jr invited him to create the illustrations for Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? That book that went on to sell millions of copies worldwide and Eric soon began writing and illustrating his own books, eventually creating the bestselling classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Born in the United States, Eric also spent many of his early years in Germany where he studied typography and graphic art at the Academy of Applied Art in Stuttgart. Carle was the recipient of many honors including the American Library Association's Children's Literature Legacy Award and the Original Art Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Illustrators. In addition to writing and illustrating books of his own, he also collaborated on several others, including Bill Martin Jr's Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?, Isaac Bashevis Singer's Why Noah Chose the Dove, and the Eric Carle and Friends' What's Your Favorite picture book series. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, which Carle and his wife Bobbie founded, opened in Amherst, Massachusetts in 2002.
"A book certain to engross and enthrall." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review, on What's Your Favorite Color?
"A creative collection to savor one-on-one or to spark classroom art and writing exercises." --School Library Journal, starred review, on What's Your Favorite Color?
"From thought-provoking to lyrical... audiences will love to chime in with their own choices." --The Bulletin, on What's Your Favorite Color?
"A varied and engaging omnibus that offers real insight into the lives and personalities of these artists." --Publishers Weekly, starred review, on What's Your Favorite Animal?
"Showcasing 14 contemporary (mainly American) picture-book illustrators, this handsome volume asks the title question and devotes a double-page spread to each artist's answer." --Booklist, on What's Your Favorite Animal?
"This menagerie offers picture-book lovers of all ages a glimpse into each creator's style, personality, and brand of humor." --Kirkus Reviews, on What's Your Favorite Animal?