The House of Four Seasons by Roger Duvoisin

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The outcome of Father’s color demonstration is not very impressive. What does carry over from the 1950s to 2017 is the focus on working together as a family.
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By the author of the bestselling picture book Petunia, The House of Four Seasons is a bright and lively family picture book about colors, imagination, and compromise

When Father, Mother, Billy, and Suzy go house hunting in the country, they fall in love with a grand old house nestled among tall weeds and trees. It is in need of repair, and soon a carpenter, mason, and tinsmith come to set things straight, but it needs painting too. The family agrees it would be more fun to paint the house themselves, but no one can agree on the color, and to make matters worse, the hardware store only carries three colors: red, blue, and yellow. But Father has an idea. “You’ll see, he says, “colors can do many tricks when they get together,” and with a sudden flourish, a color wheel appears! Budding artists and engineers will love this surprising story, and adults would do well to note how Father arrives at a winning trifecta of negotiation, education, and thrift.
 

About Roger Duvoisin

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Roger Duvoisin was born in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1904 and came to the U.S.A. in 1925. Among his more than 40 children's books, he is best known for those featuring Veronica, the conspicuous hippopotamus, and Petunia, the silly goose. He received the Caldecott Medal in 1947 for White Snow, Bright Snow and a Caldecott Honor in 1966. He died in 1980.
 
Published April 4, 2017 by NYR Children's Collection. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books.
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Reviewed by Cindy Helms on Apr 03 2017

The outcome of Father’s color demonstration is not very impressive. What does carry over from the 1950s to 2017 is the focus on working together as a family.

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