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Hello, Red Fox Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Carle, Eric
ISBN: 068984431X     ISBN-13: 9780689844317
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    OUR PRICE: $8.10  
Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: June 2001
Annotation: Stare at a single color for several seconds and then move your eyes to a white space. You will see a faint glowing image in a different color, the first color's opposite. This delightfully simple and funny birthday story, with animals rendered in Eric Carle's brightly colored collages, introduces the concept of complementary colors. Full color.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Color; Fiction.
Frogs; Fiction.
Animals; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Concepts | Colors
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: BL2001006949
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Series: Aladdin Picture Books
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 10.00" H x 10.00" W x 0.25" (0.50 lbs)
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q05117
Reading Level: 2.2   Interest Level: Grades K-2   Point Value: 2.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
It's Little Frog's birthday, and Mama Frog gets a big surprise when the guests show up for his party -- all the animals are the wrong color Little Frog tells her she's not looking long enough, and he's right.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 1998)
This simple story about Little Frog's birthday party introduces Goethe's theory of complementary colors. Left-hand pages feature an animal: readers must stare at the figure for ten seconds before focusing on the opposite white page where it assumes its complementary color. The process is intriguing, but may strain the patience of the very young; the plot is too simple for older readers. A reproduction of Goethe's color wheel and a brief note on his discovery are included.Copyright 1998 Horn Book Guide Reviews

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2001 June #2)
"Carle offers a straightforward, repetitive text and minimalist cut-paper art to demonstrate Goethe's 19th-century color theory," said PW. Ages 2-up. (June) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 1998 July)
PreS-Gr 6AAn introduction to the concept of complementary or opposite colors, cloaked in a story of a birthday party. Little Frog describes his animal guests to his mother, but none of them seem to be the color he attributes to themAuntil readers stare at each of them for 10 seconds and then look at the pure-white facing page for 3 seconds. Then, Red Fox, seen as green in the large, clear illustration against a stark white background, appears red. Orange Cat, depicted as blue on the left, turns the appropriate color when the same procedure is followed. The problem is that the mechanics required to illustrate the principle and make the story work are too burdensome for preschoolers. Even older children may not have the patience or interest to sit still and repeat the necessary visual exercise all nine times it takes to complete the story, and the thin plot will hold little interest for them. Carle's many fans will no doubt pick up this book, but they are likely to tire of it quickly.ADiane Janoff Queens Borough Public Library, NY