|Who eats orange?|
Author: White, Dianne
A unique exploration of different animals' favorite foods and what color those foods are.
Kirkus Reviews (06/15/18)
School Library Journal (05/01/18)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 05/01/2018 PreS-Gr 2—A vividly colored yet simple lesson on what animals do and do not eat. White's narrative has a few interactive elements to it, as readers try to figure out which creature eats which colored food. With text on pages varying from one word to three short lines, this book is targeted toward children learning their basic colors, as more mature readers may be able to come up with numerous examples on their own. However, the rich back matter provides detailed information on different animals (sorted by environments) and the foods eaten there, making learning opportunities available for older kids as well. The illustrations are stark against a white background, highlighting only a single creature eating on each page. The story transitions from animals to humans at the end of the book, showing a spread of the rainbow of produce enjoyed by people. VERDICT Recommended purchase for libraries serving young children. This would be a welcome addition to lessons on colors, nutrition, and the animal kingdom and it also provides a launchpad for additional discussion and research.—Kate Olson, Bangor School District, WI - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 05/15/2018 Eye-catching art and lively question-and-answer format combine to introduce different animals and the colorful foods they eat. The opening pages ask, “Who eats orange?” which is followed by a bunny and chicken, each eating orange-colored food. The following page features goats and pigs, and the narrator suggests gorillas, too: “Gorillas? No!” Gorillas eat green food, as the page turn reveals, and subsequent spreads similarly move through red, yellow, and purple, with a broad array of accompanying animals. All this progresses to blue, which is capped by a human hand reaching for some blueberries and a two-page spread featuring a bright rainbow of colorful fruits and vegetables. The spare, anticipatory text will have lots of appeal for kids, especially in concert with the bold, brightly colored collage-like digital illustrations. Some elements may need extra explanation, such as savanna or canopy, and the foods aren’t named or always recognizable (for instance, a school of krill), though they’re all identified in an appendix, which includes related factoids and information about nutrition. An entertaining introduction to animal diets. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.