Thursday, February 10, 2011
Book Review: Mathilda and the Orange Balloon by Randall de Seve and illustrated by Jen Corace
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Young Matilda is a gray sheep. Her small world appears to be gray or green. One day she spots an orange balloon and then wishes to become one herself!
The story of Mathilda is about imagination and the possibilities of dreams.
Orange is my least favorite color, yet it is a color that you cannot miss. For Mathilda orange is so radically different than her blah or bah world! The orange color catches her eyes and her imagination.
I felt this was a good story to open up the eyes for a young child to their own environment, to make them more attentive to what is going on around them. A fluffy sheep seems to be such a docile and dim animal, yet gentle for a child.
The illustrations are simple and focused on the sheep, little color is used except in the bold orange.