Published by Henry Holt
Summary: As a follow-up to What’s Your Favorite Animal?, Eric Carle and 14 other children’s book illustrators tell what their favorite color is and why. Carle favors yellow, which should surprise no one familiar with his bright suns. He also finds it the most challenging color to work with because it can easily become muddy. Other illustrators cite a hue that evokes a memory or a mood. Surprisingly, gray is the only color that was chosen twice (by Rafael Lopez and Melissa Sweet, who clarifies that it is “Maine morning gray”). Each illustrator has created a picture to go with his or her choice. Uri Shulevitz concludes the collection by choosing all colors. One color may be lonely, but all together they will have a colorful party! The last two pages have thumbnail photos of each artist as a child, along with a brief biography. 40 pages; ages 4-8.
Pros: This book could be used in many ways–to introduce illustrators, as an art book, or to prompt kids to write about their own favorite colors.
Cons: Kids might not appreciate this book as much without some adult guidance.