Bond, Elaine Miller. Wild Colors of the West. Picture Book. Elaine Miller Bond, Photographer. Heyday, 10/2019. pp. PB $8.99. 978-1-59714-409-4. OUTSTANDING. GRADES TOD-3.
In the third entry in this informational board book series, color photographs of native Western U.S. (mainly California) plants and animals in their natural habitats are used to teach colors from the color prism. The photos are clear and crisp with short captions, such as “Tule elk, Point Reyes National Seashore, CA.” The rest of the text asks the reader to ponder questions on colors, such as “Is your favorite color warm?” Younger children can use the book to learn to identify colors, while older children can use it to learn about local flora and fauna. Other books in the series are Running Wild (2011) and Living Wild (2017).
This book contains California-specific content.
Penny Peck, San Jose State University, iSchool