Saturday, July 31, 2010

What My Children Are Reading: A Book About Color



This week, I picked up a book on the new book shelf at the library called A Book About Color: A Clear and Simple Guide for Young Artists by Mark Gonyea. I read the book to M, and C actually read it himself. They both really enjoyed it. I think the concepts are a bit above M's level, but she still liked the book and I think she understood some of the ideas even if she didn't understand all of the terminology.

A Book About Color: A Clear and Simple Guide for Young Artists


The book is an introduction to the color wheel, and I think it's well done for young kids. Gonyea presents the color wheel first as a row of houses, with the primary colored houses shown as a bit bigger than those of secondary color. He explains, in simple terms, complementary colors, value and saturation, warm and cool colors, and more. I was very impressed with the way the color wheel was presented in the book. If you're teaching your kids about color and the color wheel, I highly recommend it. And I think A Book About Color would be an excellent resource in elementary school art rooms as well.

What have you been reading with your children this week? Hop on over to Mouse Grows Mouse Learns to share!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for joining WMCIR and for book recommendation! I added it to my list "for later".

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