Monday, August 13, 2018

Picture Book Review: Who Eats Orange? by Dianne White

Who Eats Orange? by Dianne White. Illustrated by Robin Page. unpgd. Beach Lane Books/ Simon & Schuster, August 14, 2018. 9781534404083. (Review from finished copy courtesy of Blue Slip Media.)

Happy book birthday tomorrow to Who Eats Orange? This vibrant book invites young readers to consider color, food and animals. They may even think a bit about what colors they like to eat.

The Q& A format follows a fun pattern of three animals which do eat the color in question. The fourth...doesn't, but does eat a different color. The color that is being eaten may be a fruit, vegetable, an animal or even flowers. Most are recognizable, but a few puzzled. Never fear, the text is followed by a two-page spread identifying the animals as well as the foods they eat.

The illustrations are textured and set on a white background allowing each animal to pop off the page. I found the bear, marmot and reindeer particularly appealing because the fur was especially fuzzy and inviting. And those eyes on that bear!

This book will have a variety of uses from teaching colors to expanding palates with young readers.

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