Fireflies: CLIP Review: Pantone COLORS         

May 9, 2012

CLIP Review: Pantone COLORS

My desire for our color theme this month is to give young children experiences that encourage them to identify and appreciate the many, many hues of God's creation.   

Before I share this month's print communications idea, I want to share my new favorite book on color.  I have already purchased five of these books to give away as baby shower and birthday gifts.  The first one went to my newest grandson, Ryder Joel!

Pantone: COLORS, published by Abrams/Appleseed Books - March 2012, introduces children to 9 basic colors and 20 shades of each.  It features an illustration of a familiar image for pre-schoolers, such as a train, for example, on one page and an array of Pantone Matching System (PMS) colors in the same range (in the case of the train, blues) on the other. The names they use to describe each color shade is familier to children: Pretzel Brown, Grasshopper Green, Taxi Cab Yellow, and Pumpkin Orange By experiencing each of the colors as an image, then as shades, children are introduced to the concept that one color name can mean many different things in a dynamic way that will thrill parents, educators, and designers.

According to Abrams/Appleseed Publishing Director, Cecily Kaiser, “Pantone: COLORS is fast becoming an in-house favorite. It’s so visceral, bright and bold, and you just want to hold it and own it.”   

I totally agree!!  I'm crazy about this book.  A must for every home library.
                                                                                                           Deni Corbett

Coming in the next post - Print Comm: Writing Color Poems!

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