A gray day turns into a kaleidoscope of fun in this marvelously offbeat and stimulating journey through the world of color.
One winter morning, Otto the cat looks out the window and sighs, "Why is everything so gray today?" Luckily his friend Leon the chameleon is around to show him just how many colors there are in the world. In these exciting and funny spreads filled to the brim with brilliantly illustrated objects, Leon and Otto identify people, places, and things of every hue. On pages dedicated to infinite shades of a single color, Tom Schamp's brilliant drawings play with perspective and unexpected pairings. An enormous Bengal tiger lords over an orange-tinted world, while a giant blue whale dwarfs elephants, pairs of jeans, and police officers. Throughout, cleverly inserted puns and allusions will elicit plenty of laughs from parents and children alike. Parents will enjoy the numerous ways color is depicted and kids will spend hours looking for their friends Otto and Leon as they traverse the busy pages. Best of all, this delightful adventure comes to a perfect end when all the colors come together in one beautiful, joyful rainbow of fun.
About the Author
TOM SCHAMP's illustrations for adults and children have appeared in numerous periodicals and newspapers. He is the author of more than 30 children's books. Schamp lives in Brussels, Belgium.
"A lavish antidote to grey March days, Tom Schamp’s It’s a Great Big Colorful World offers vivid, busy pages of all things white, black, and all colours of rainbow. With historical and pop references, animals, vegetables and minerals, cultural signs and natural features from Yellow Submarine to blue jeans and cherry blossoms, this humour-full art book is lively, informative and aesthetically glorious."—Toronto Star
"Here's a book to pour over with young children." —Toledo Blade