There’s more to the story than just lions, tigers, and bears – there are also so many colors to explore! From the wicked witch and her evil black dress, to the good witch Glinda and her bright pink socks, you’ll find all of the familiar characters of Oz decked out in brilliant technicolor!
If you love Oz, you’ll love this book. It’s fun to see how the authors can go color by color and also stick to the general story. However, the structure of the book—one color per page, lots of items and labels for each color—makes it a little bit difficult to read aloud straight through. Instead, I look through it with my toddler and ask her questions or play games we’ve invented—What color is this? What do you see on this page? Can you find anything blue in our house? I love that we can adapt the book to my child’s developmental stage, but it’s also a little hard to read with more than one child at a time.
Jennifer graduated from the University of Washington. She has 20 years’ experience as a book editor, including at Gibbs Smith and Quirk Books. She currently works as a consulting editor for Sounds True, developing their children’s line. Jennifer works some evenings at her local independent bookstore, The King’s English, to feed her book habit. She lives in Salt Lake City with her husband, Bill Dunford, who is also a writer.