Colors! ¡Colores!

by Jorge Luján

Other authorsPiet Grobler (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 2008



Call number



Teaching Strategies




This bilingual, bicultural book presents us with a beautiful vision of a planet in which nature, words and the rising and setting of the sun and the moon exist in harmony.Sumario en español: Este libro, bilingüe y bicultural, nos presenta el hermoso panorama de un planeta en el cual la naturaleza, las palabras, y la salida y puesta del sol y la luna coexisten en armonía.


Noted Mexican poet Jorge Luján and South Africa’s illustrious illustrator Piet Grobler have teamed up again to produce this exquisite celebration of color. As day turns into night, young readers see fleeting, evocative glimpses of the qualities inherent in a range of colors. An antelope and a group of children are pictured inhabiting this delicate world. This bilingual book presents a gorgeous vision of a planet in which nature, words, and the rising and setting of the sun and the moon exist in harmony.





Original language


Physical description

28 p.; 10.75 x 8.25 inches


0888998635 / 9780888998637

User reviews

LibraryThing member eranda2
I liked this book because of the language. The story is told in both English and Spanish. This is extremely important because ELL learners and those who want to learn Spanish can both comprehend the story. Also, the language flows very nicely both in Spanish and English poetry. The story goes through the different colors of the rainbows and how the author sees these colors in the world. For example, the author explains, “I saw a lake. I saw a flower. I saw the twilight…Violet!” Additionally, the illustrations in this story work beautifully together with the poem. The big idea to this story is that how all colors of the rainbow make new colors and are seen everywhere in the world.… (more)


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