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The Color Wizard

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  22 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Children will love laughing along with the toe-tapping verse and magical artwork of this easy-to-read page tumer as Wizard Gray paints his planet from castle door to sky in every color of the rainbow.
Paperback, Bank Street Level 1, 32 pages
Published June 1st 1989 by Bank Street
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May 22, 2013 rated it really liked it

Everything is gray until the wizard gets bored and colors it.

This book would work both to teach toddlers the names of colors and to explain color interactions to somewhat older children. There is an explanation at the back (actually written by the illustrators, not the author, which seems odd) clarifying how the colors change one another; I think this would be very helpful for parents.

Although the illustrations are simpler and more cartoon-like than usual for the Dillons they are still very appe
Yates Marie
Dec 04, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: color-books
This book is really cute. It begins in black and white and then eventually ends up in color. The book is all about different colors. As the book mentions the different colors, then you begin to see them in the pictures. It is about a wizard, so you might have to be careful about this with some of your students.
May 19, 2015 rated it it was ok
A fair intro into the world of colors. Wizard Gray adds a bit of life to his world. Some explanation may be needed in discussing primary, secondary and tertiary colors and their creation. I think this book would probably be better on a larger scale.
Sep 05, 2009 rated it did not like it
This book that was created to help emerging young students learn their colors is nicely done, featuring some good artwork from the memorable illustrating duo of Leo & Diane Dillon. This book is probably worth a look even just for the illustrations. I would give it one and a half stars.
Apr 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I read this book to both my children and they loved it.
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