Friday, January 16, 2009

Hailstones and Halibut Bones

This is the cover of a GREAT BOOK about color by Mary O'Neill. It really is a children's picture book, but it has the best descriptions of color. This book has gone through 30 printings, been published in several countries and languages , including Braille.......This is a newer addition, and the illustrations are WONDERFUL. I checked, you can still get it through Barnes and Noble, and Amazon.com.

Here is a sample of the amazing rhymes about the colors.

WHAT IS GREEN?

Green is the grass and the leaves of trees. Green is the smell of a country breeze.

WHAT IS RED?

Red is a lipstick, red is a shout, red is a signal that says: "Watch out!" Red is a great big Rubber ball, Red is the giant-est color of all.

WHAT IS PINK?

If you stand in an orchard in the middle of Spring and you don't make a sound you can hear pink sing, a darling, whispery song of a thing. Pink is the beautiful little sister to red; my teacher said, and a ribbon girls tie round their head.

WHAT IS WHITE?

White is a dove and lily of the valley and a puddle of milk spilled in the alley----a ship's sail,a kite's tail, a wedding veil. Hailstones and Halibut bones and some people's Telephones.

If you like ryhme and colors, you will LOVE this book. Go check it out!

ME TOO! Why didn't I know about this site? I know a lot about MODA! This has some great tutorials! Thanks Vickie.