These Colors Are Bananas : Published in Association with the Whitney Museum of American Art

What color is an apple? A dog? Grass? Young readers will be surprised and excited by the range of possibilities.

What color is a banana? It can be at least 25 different shades, according to this artful swatchbook of versatile subjects.

An inversion of the way we typically look at color, this book challenges readers' predispositions towards using a particular crayon for a particular object. 11 items are each presented alongside a grid of color ranges: the "apple" page features yellows, greens, and reds; the "egg" page is a range of greens to grays; even "grass" is surprising, with suggestions of pink.

The read-along text is playful and philosophical, poetic, and factual ... all towards expanding readers' assumptions. Inspired by the Whitney Museum's approach to looking at art, these books provide a new way to look at the world.

hardcover; 24 pages
0-5 years