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Groundwood Books Spanish-Interest Resources

  • Reading Levels

    Lexile measure: AD540L
  • Sales Rights

    For sale with exclusive rights in: WORLD
  • Supply Detail (CA)

    Distributor: UTP Distribution Supplies to: CA Availability: Available On Sale Date: Feb 01, 2008 Carton Quantity: 44 $18.95 CAD
  • Supply Detail (US)

    Distributor: Publishers Group West Supplies to: US Availability: Available On Sale Date: Feb 01, 2008 Carton Quantity: 44 $18.95 USD
  • Catalogues

Colors! / Colores!
By (author): Jorge Luján Illustrated by: Piet Grobler Translated by: John Simon Translated by: Rebecca Parfitt
Jorge Luján ,

Illustrated by :

Piet Grobler ,

Translated by :

John Simon ,

Translated by :

Rebecca Parfitt


Libros Tigrillo - Toronto



Product Form:


Form detail:

Picture book
Hardcover , Picture book


Juvenile: Age (years) 5 - 9, Grade (CAN) K - 4, Grade (US) K - 4
Feb 01, 2008
$18.95 CAD


11.4in x 9.6 x 0.44 in | 0.92 lb

Page Count:

36 pages


22 illustrations
Groundwood Books Ltd
Libros Tigrillo
JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Colors
  • Short Description
Noted poet Jorge Lujan and South Africa's illustrious illustrator Piet Grobler team up to produce this exquisite celebration of color.

Noted poet Jorge Lujan and South Africa's illustrious illustrator Piet Grobler teamed up to produce this exquisite celebration of color.

As day turns into night, we are given fleeting, evocative glimpses of the qualities inherent in a range of colors. An antelope and some children are pictured inhabiting this delicate world.

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems).

With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.

Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.

Jorge Luján is a prolific and highly respected author and poet. He has worked with many of the world’s greatest illustrators to create an outstanding body of work. Jorge lives in Mexico City. Visit Jorge Luján's website: http://jorgelujan.com/home.htm

Piet Grobler is South Africa's most celebrated illustrator for children. His work has been published around the world.

John Oliver Simon is a translator who lives in Berkeley, California.

Rebecca Parfitt is a translator who lives in DeKalb, Illinois.

The language is by turns playful, contemplative and exuberant but always imbued with a subtle lyrical quality...This book pairs Lujan's text with the equally strong illustrations of Piet Grobler...Grobler's watercolour illustrations combine small whimsically detailed figures with loose wide bleeds of colour, each one managing to reflect the mood of the text perfectly. This is a lush and beautiful book...The English text is flawless while still preserving a subtle sense of linguistic magic and surprise...the book is captivating, aesthetically rich, linguistically fine-tuned, masterful...profoundly appealing...accessible for a preschool audience, [and] the originality and strength of the images will give it continued appeal for a primary school audience...a valuable resource for many classrooms and libraries...[a] success as a bilingual text. Highly Recommended. - CM Magazine

Flowing watercoiors and charming rhymes in English and Spanish combine to convey the colors of the natural world with simple yet sophisticated grace...The imagery in both words and pictures is often richly original...A lovely book to share, reflect upon and linger over. - Kirkus Reviews

Unusually lyrical-visually and verbally-this is a 'concept book' that will take children beyond simple colour identification and into an appreciation more profound and rare: for the colours and beauties of nature, and for the colours and beauty of metaphor. - Toronto Star

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