What’s Your Favorite Color? by Eric Carle and Friends (Lauren Castillo, Bryan Collier, Mike Curato, Etienne Delessert, Anna Dewdney, Rafel López, William Low, Marc Martin, Jill McElmurry, Yuyi Morales, Frann Preston-Gannon, Uri Shulevitz, Philip C. Stead, Melissa Sweet). Godwin (Henry Holt & Co.) Books, 2017. 9780805096149
Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5
Genre: Concept/picture book
What did you like about the book? Using explanations of whimsy and personal history, fifteen picture book artists each illustrate a page opening and describe their affinity to a particular color, or in the case of Shulevitz, all colors. Each page is an opportunity to explore the color and to enjoy a personal tidbit of the artist. I can see this lovely collaboration as a story time title, part of a unit on colors or art, or a shared lap story. Back matter offers an alphabetical list of the artists and a short biography. Although the book seems to be a fundraising project for the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, it is a worthy purchase.
To whom would you recommend this book? This title is perfect for preschool and kindergarten units on art and color, or as a read aloud at story time.
Who should buy this book? Day cares, and elementary school and public libraries
Where would you shelve it ? Picture books
Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes, all of your favorite picture book artists are here in one volume!
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Stephanie Tournas, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA
Date of review: June 24, 2017