Karen Katz (A and ILT)
List Price: $7.99 (Paperback - Multi-Cultural / Friends - 2002)
Ashay’s Price $7.99
"My name is Lena and I am seven. I am the color of cinnamon. Mom says she could eat me up."
Lena is going to paint a picture of herself. She wants to use brown paint for her skin. But when Lena and her mother take a walk through their neighborhood, Lena sees that there are many different shades and tones of brown. Seen from an artist’s point of view, skin colors are subtle, varied--and cause for celebration! (32 pgs) Ages 4-8
Karen Katz created this book for her daughter, Lena, whom she and her husband adopted from Guatemala six years ago.
Ashay says."This is a popular book. And I really like Karen Katz artisitic style and her use of bright color. Another book she authored and illustrated is My Aunt Came Back, another one of my favorites, that is out of print. In this story the skin colors are compared to honey, peanut butter, pizza crust, ginger, peaches, chocolate, and more, conjuring up delicious and beautiful comparisons for every tint. Parents and teachers like it because it has positive multi-cultural messages. Add it to your library today."
Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 7.8 x 0.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 4 ounces