It’s a Great Big, Colorful World
By: Tom Schamp
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.