Pomelo Explores Color by Ramona Badescu
(Pomelo the Garden Elephant)

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Imaginative, playful, and funny, Pomelo Explores Color is all about discovery and the experience of seeing color anew

In this humorous and emotionally astute exploration of color, Pomelo looks about and discovers twelve colors in all their nuance. He encounters the infinite white of falling snow, the hypnotizing red of love, and the shadowy blue of the unknown. The colors describe our concrete world, but also reflect emotional states, as well as the curious, oddball sensibility of our dear Pomelo.

Ramona Badescu was born in 1980 in southern Romania. She arrived in France at the age of eleven and started to write for children ten years later. She lives in the wonderfully diverse French city of Marseille.

Benjamin Chaud lives and works in Paris, France. He has illustrated an impressive number of picture books and has written at least one as well.


 

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Ramona Badescu: Ramona Badescu was born in 1980 in southern Romania.She arrived in France at the age of 11 and started to write for children ten years later. She lives in the wonderfully diverse French city of Marseille. Benjamin Chaud: Benjamin Chaud lives and works in Paris. He has illustrated an impressive number of picture books and has written at least one as well.
 
Published October 9, 2012 by Enchanted Lion Books. 120 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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He paints strawberries to look like Easter eggs, takes a mud bath with a corps of smiling bright red-and-yellow potatoes, tries new foods like hot peppers (and, on another page, even sushi) and at last marches off in search of a big adventure after “learning to say ‘goodbye’ and being able to hea...

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From familiar (“the glowing yellow of fireflies”) to surprising (“the happy gray of rain”), from abstract (“the gray of things you can’t quite remember”) to concrete (“the green-gray of rot”), the sensibility’s always whimsical.

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The young elephant Pomelo is growing up, and this French pair, in their English-language debut, chronicle his doubts and questions, transferring onto his eraser-pink body and round eyes the anxieties that ordinary children have but rarely express.

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Pomelo explores the vast colors of the rainbow and all the varieties of shades (and interpretations) in between – from “the silent white of the blank page” to the “foamy white of hot milk” and “the promising red of ripening strawberries” to “the hypnotizing red of love.” Badescu begins with all t...

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