Color Zoo by Lois Ehlert was an American author and illustrator who lived from November 9, 1934 to May 25, 2021. Her books were mainly about nature. Ehlert was awarded the Caldecott Honor for Color Zoo 1990.  Her other works include Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and Cuckoo/Cucu/Un cuento folklorico Mexicano.
The acclaimed Caldecott Honor Book offers a visually stimulating introduction to colors and shapes for preschoolers.
This classic, die-cut book can be shared at home or at circle. Lois Ehlert of Chicka Boom Boom fame was a picture-book genius.
“Boldly created pages are easy to carry back within the space during the story time and the stunning juxtapositions of vivid color schemes will cause eyes feel tingling. School Library Journal
“A masterpiece in graphic design.” (American Library Association Caldecott Committee).
” Color Zoo concentrates on shapes, concepts as well as animals and colors as well as the possibility of seeing the world from a new and more imaginative perspective. (Children’s Books & Their Creators)
“Impressively enjoyable”: The pages are perfectly designed, die-cut and bound. They line up precisely to reveal nine clearly recognizable abstractly-formed animal heads. Immensely enjoyable.”
There are many things you can do in your zoo. Animals are all about heads, ears, eyes, and beaks. You know animals as well as I do; learn new ones for your zoo.
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|1||Barnyard Dance!||Hardcover Paperback Board Book|
|2||Goodnight Moon||Hardcover Paperback Board Book|
|3||Ten Little Rabbits||Hardcover Paperback Board Book|
|4||The Color Kittens||Hardcover Paperback Board Book|
|5||Ten Little Monkeys||Hardcover Paperback Board Book|
|6||The Going-To-Bed||Hardcover Paperback Board Book|
|7||Brave in the Water||Hardcover Paperback Board Book|
|8||The Napping House||Hardcover Paperback Board Book|
|9||The Runaway Bunny||Hardcover Paperback Board Book|
|10||Ten Little Caterpillars||Hardcover Paperback Board Book|
|11||Baby Goes to Market||Hardcover Paperback Board Book|
|12||The Very Busy Spider||Hardcover Paperback Board Book|
|13||Llama Llama Red Pajama||Hardcover Paperback Board Book|
|14||Brown Bear, Brown Bear||Hardcover Paperback Board Book|
|15||Chicka Chicka Boom Boom||Hardcover Paperback Board Book|
|16||On the Night You Were Born||Hardcover Paperback Board Book|
|17||10 Little Rubber Ducks||Hardcover Paperback Board Book|
|18||The Tale of Peter Rabbit||Hardcover Paperback Board Book|
|19||The Little Red Caboose||Hardcover Paperback Board Book|
|20||How Fletcher Was Hatched||Hardcover Paperback Board Book|
|21||Steam Train, Dream Train||Hardcover Paperback Board Book|
|22||The Little Engine That Could||Hardcover Paperback Board Book|
|23||Bear Snores On – Picture Book||Hardcover Paperback Board Book|
|24||The Rainbow Fish Hardcover||Hardcover Paperback Board Book|
|25||Little White Rabbit Board Book||Hardcover Paperback Board Book|
|26||But Not the Hippopotamus||Hardcover Paperback Board Book|
|27||The Spooky Wheels on the Bus||Hardcover Paperback Board Book|
|28||Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy||Hardcover Paperback Board Book|
|29||The Monster At The End of This Book||Hardcover Paperback Board Book|
|30||Jamberry Board book||Hardcover Paperback Board Book|
Lois Ehlert was the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator and author of Color Zoo as well as Color Farm, and Cirque. Many other books were illustrated by her, including the beloved chicka Chicka Boom.
Lois Ehlert continues to push the boundaries of traditional bookmaking with her highly original books. Young children are drawn to her vivid colors, unusual book shapes, intricate page cut, and photographed collages.
Ehlert made art using scissors, paper and glue as well as thread, wire, textiles, and things she found on the street. She was an artist, author, and a graphic designer. This allowed her to create the tone for her books through both the design and carefully selected rhythmic words.
The Artistic Lifestyle
Lois Ehlert was raised in a home where “people were always creating things.” Her mother, a skilled seamstress, taught her how to sew and gave her bright scraps of fabric. Her father, a woodworker, gave her scraps from his basement workshop. Lois developed a passion for bright colors, and a talent for creating interesting textures with non-traditional art supplies. Her headquarters was an old card table.
- Growing Vegetable Soup (1987)
- Planting A Rainbow (1988)
- Chicka Chicka boom (illustrator). (1989)
- Color Zoo (1989).
- Eating The Alphabet (1989).
- Thump, Thump, Rat-a-Tat-Tat (illustrator) (1989)
- Color Farm (1990).
- Fish Eyes (1990)
- Yellow Leaf (1991).
- Feathers to Lunch (1990).
- Circus (1992)
- Moon Rope/Un Lazo a La Luna (1992)
- Nuts for You! (1993)
- Mole’s Hill – A Woodland Tale (1994)
- Snowballs (1995)
- A Pair of Socks (illustrator), (1996)
- Under My Nose (1996)
- Cucu/Cuckoo: A Mexican Folktale (1997)
- Angel Hide & Seek (illustrator), 1998
- Top Cat (1998)
- Waiting For Wings (2001
- Market Day/Dia de marcado (2002)
- In My World (2002)
- Crocodile Smile (2003)
- Hands – Growing up to be an artist (2004)
- Pie in The Sky (2004)
- Leaf Man (2005)
- In My World (2006)
- Wag a Tail (2007)
- Oodles of Animals (2008)
- Boo to you! (2009)
- Many Spots (2010)
- Rrralph (2011)
- The Scraps Book (2014)
- Holey Moley (2015)
- Rain Fish (2016)
- Heart to Heart 2017
- Publisher: HarperCollins; (April 4, 1989)
- Language: English
- Hardcover : 40 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0397322593
- ISBN-13 : 978-0397322596
- Reading age : 4 – 8 years
- Lexile measure : NP
- Grade level : Preschool – 3
- Item Weight : 13.4 ounces only
- Dimensions : 9.28 x 0.45 x 9.28 inches
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