professornana (professornana) wrote,

true colors come shining through

GOLDEN DOMES AND SILVER LANTERNS: A MUSLIM BOOK OF COLORS by Hena Khan with illustrations by Mehrdohkt Amini (Chronicle Books 2012) shows a young girl celebrating all of the colors that surround her and that are identified with various aspects of her Muslim culture. From the red of the prayer rug to the gold of the dome of the mosque to the green of the Quran, there is much to celebrate in her world of faith. The illustrations are lush with the various colors, but it is the close up expressions on the faces of the family that will draw readers into this book. <174>

GREEN by Laura Vaccaro Seeger (Roaring Brook 2012) is an artistic exploration of the varied shades of green. Fomr the green of limes to that of sea turtles and ferns, the illustrations are lush. Die cuts allow readers to catch a brief glimpse of the shade to follow on the next double page spread while also being integrated into the illustration before. <175>
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