It's Me, Marva by Marjorie Priceman
A Story About Color and Optical Illusions

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Meet Marva, absent-minded inventor whose day is a series of mixed-up colors and illusions. She tries changing her hair color but gets unexpected results, puts her blue jeans in the washing machine with her yellow scarf and her red shirt (the shirt turns purple and the scarf comes out green), and when she looks in the mirror after gazing at some polka-dot wallpaper, she thinks she has measles.

Marjorie Priceman’s story about a muddle-headed but lovable heroine is propelled by a host of clever optical tricks worked seamlessly into bold cut-paper illustrations. It’s Me, Marva! is a sneaky science lesson, a playful romp of a story, and fun and games for the eye.
 

About Marjorie Priceman

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Marjorie Priceman has won Caldecott Honors for her illustrations in ZIN! ZIN! ZIN! A VIOLIN by Lloyd Moss and HOT AIR: THE (MOSTLY) TRUE STORY OF THE FIRST HOT-AIR BALLOON RIDE, which she also wrote.? She lives in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
 
Published June 12, 2001 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A day in the life of a mixed-up inventor becomes an introduction to color combinations and tricks of the eye in this zany picture book. Priceman (Emmeline at the Circus</EMP

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Though slightly disjointed, Priceman's quick-paced text creates a clever context for demonstrating color blends ("Red [dye] + white [hair] = pink [hair]") and presenting optical illusions ("Stare at the necktie for 10 seconds.

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Marva is truly accident-prone, which sets the perfect stage for radical hair colors and a wonderful little lesson for kids about why sorting laundry into like colors is ever so important.

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