Colors explode off the page in this energetic, jazzy picture book introducing readers to colors in English and Spanish. In a style brimming with rhythm and syncopation, Shahan introduces nine colors by interweaving images and dance steps. Ecuadoran artist Paula Barragán’s computer-enhanced cut-paper illustrations capture the rhythm and vivacity of the text. This book, which Publishers Weekly called “a feast for the eyes and ears,” received a NAPPA Gold Award. Spicy Hot Colors will also be featured on the PBS Kids program Between the Lions, on September 24, 2007.
AWARDS 2006 ABC Best Books for Children catalog
NAPPA Children's Resources Gold Award
Literacyhead.com Jan Burkins
This is a book of lists within a list. Author Sherry Shahan and illustrator Paula Barrágan offer you a smorgasbord of colors in Spanish. Rife with onomatopoeia and rippling with syncopation and rhythm, this book screams to be read aloud over and over again! The whole book is a party, as characters and colors dance their way through the pages. This is a boogie-woogie introduction to Latino culture that everyone will find festive! Use this book to invite bilingual writing and to show students how they can make lists within lists.