Basher by Simon Basher
Go! Go! Bobo Colors

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Basher: Go! Go! Bobo Colors created and illustrated by Simon Basher Bouncy Bobo can't sit still. He just has to bounce his way across the pages of this book, painting everything he sees. From yellow ducks, to blue butterflies, orange carrots, pink piggies, red roses, and green apples, his brush does the job. Young readers will love Bobo's high-energy approach, and the reassuring rainbow that waits at the end!.
 

About Simon Basher

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Simon Basher is an internationally recognized illustrator, author and artist. He is best known for creating and illustrating a novel series of informational books that make science and other topics fun and accessible for grade-school students. His illustration style is described as a synergy of European graphic design and Japanese Manga character creation. His book catalog includes The Periodic Table, Physics, Biology, Rocks and Minerals, Planet Earth, Chemistry, Physics, Math, Punctuation, and Astronomy. Simon Basher lives and works in London, England.
 
Published April 26, 2011 by Kingfisher. 20 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books.

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Grouped into “Veggie Munchers,” “Meat Crunchers,” “High-fliers” and “Water Lovers,” 26 dinos and proto-reptiles each step up in turn to flex their attributes: “I’m one happy swimmer—a fish-chasin’, air-breathin’, fully oceangoin’ reptile.

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Green is sometimes loose with his facts—the president is not the “head of the federal government,” nor was the system of checks and balances created because presidents “sometimes do stupid things, have crazy ideas, and generally fumble their way through”—and uses an opaque metaphor in characteriz...

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(BoBo lands feet first in the blue paint can, and a barely noticeable “oh” formed on his lips seals the deal.) The text consists of nothing but color labels until BoBo returns to his room, a rainbow above his bed, and concludes, “Go!

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After number 20 ("sleepy spiders"), there's a review of each number, taking four pages.

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Lower left displays the letter in both upper and lowercase, while the upper left unfurls a sentence using the letter to the maximum: “Brianna bounces beautiful bugs” (the bugs look quite content despite their manhandling).

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Then, portrait-gallery–style, the team introduces several dozen personified machines from “Wheel and Axle” (“Hey there, let’s start this thing rollin’!”) to “Radar” and “Rocket.” Household appliances like “Toilet” and (landline) “Telephone” also step up to the mike, as do such basic materials as ...

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With a bold call to action—"Go! Go! BoBo"—a busy toddler creates with abandon, clutching his paintbrush with dramatic fervor.

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Read full review > "The use of simple shapes, multiple colors, a variety of minimally depicted figures (which a child might see in a kindergarten classroom), big numbers, and ample background space is a winning combination.

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Summary: Learning with a smile - a look at the oceans and the creatures which inhabit them, told be the oceans and creatures themselves.

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The bright, stylized, Anime-influenced drawings splash happily across each spread – a spread for each number one through twenty.

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In the Biology book, Sperm, for instance, says, “I'm a little guy with a big job.” For those who wish to consider the appropriateness of the books for younger children, he does get a bit more specific.

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@Lael_Lenehan @melmoes could you make a You Tube Video that way we could post it afterwords?

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@Lael_Lenehan @melmoes could you make a You Tube Video that way we could post it afterwords?

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@Lael_Lenehan @melmoes could you make a You Tube Video that way we could post it afterwords?

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