Sunday, April 17, 2016

Swatch: The Girl Who Loved Color by Julia Denos - ESSENTIAL

Denos, Julia   Swatch: The Girl Who Loved Color  unpaged. Blazer + Blay (HarperCollins), 2016. $17.99. PICTURE BOOK

Swatch is a girl who tames colors in a world where colors run wild. She can train them and hunt down even the most rare ones. When she starts to collect them in jars, one wild color helps her remember that colors are not meant to live like that.   

The splashed and swirled colors in this book's illustrations dance right off the page and into your imagination. It is a beautiful love letter to the power of color, as well as an extended metaphor for how creativity needs freedom to thrive. It would be a great addition to any library.

EL - ESSENTIAL. Reviewed by P.K.Foster, teacher- librarian

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