Swatch: The Girl Who Loved Color
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Swatch: The Girl Who Loved Color

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A vibrant picture book featuring an irrepressible new character-perfect for fans of The Dot and Beautiful Oops!-from acclaimed illustrator Julia Denos.

In a place where color ran wild, there lived a girl who was wilder still. Her name was Swatch, and color was her passion. From brave green to in-between gray to rumble-tumble pink . . . Swatch wanted to collect them all. But colors don't always like to be tamed. . . .

This is an exuberant celebration of all the beauty and color that make up our lives.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 40 pages
  • 216 x 279 x 6mm | 399g
  • Balzer and Bray
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062366386
  • 9780062366382
  • 52,252

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In a place where color ran wild, there lived a girl who was wilder still. Her name was Swatch, and color was her passion.

From brave green to in-between gray to rumble-tumble pink . . . Swatch wanted to collect them all. But colors don't always like to be tamed. . . .

This is an exuberant celebration of all the beauty and color that make up our lives.
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Review quote

"The gorgeous illustrations are enough to recommend this title, but the sweet message makes it a must-read; a great read-aloud." -- School Library Journal "Denos' text is fierce and crisp, her color-characters wondrous...spellbinding." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Praise for JUST BEING AUDREY: "Denos' soft pastel illustrations cut just the right Audrey outline (complete with flapping neck scarf), and fans will especially enjoy picking out the movie roles depicted in a two-page spread of costumes." -- Booklist Praise for JUST BEING AUDREY: "Audrey Hepburn proves as irresistible a character in the pages of a children's book as she is in those soigne roles of the silver screen." -- Publishers Weekly
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About Julia Denos

Julia Denos is the author-illustrator of Swatch: The Girl Who Loved Color and the illustrator of several children's books, including Just Being Audrey by Margaret Cardillo, I Had a Favorite Dress by Boni Ashburn, Dotty by Erica S. Perl, Grandma's Gloves by Cecil Castellucci, and Letters to Leo by Amy Hest. Julia currently lives in Boston. You can visit her online at www.juliadenos.com.

Julia Denos is the author-illustrator of Swatch: The Girl Who Loved Color and the illustrator of several children's books, including Just Being Audrey by Margaret Cardillo, I Had a Favorite Dress by Boni Ashburn, Dotty by Erica S. Perl, Grandma's Gloves by Cecil Castellucci, and Letters to Leo by Amy Hest. Julia currently lives in Boston. You can visit her online at www.juliadenos.com.
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Rating details

620 ratings
3.9 out of 5 stars
5 30% (185)
4 38% (238)
3 25% (156)
2 5% (32)
1 1% (9)
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