Cover image for White Rabbit's color book
White Rabbit's color book
Publication Information:
New York : Kingfisher Books, 1999, c1994.
Physical Description:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 21 x 25 cm.
White Rabbit hops from one paint pot to another, changing colors as he goes, until he ends up brown.


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Book EASY BAK 0 1
Book EASY BAK 1 1
Book EASY BAK 0 1

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White Rabbit's Color Book (Little Rabbit Books)

One inquisitive hop, and splash! goes White Rabbit into a bucket of yellow paint. Soon the little rabbit is jumping from bucket to bucket and learning all about colors and how they mix. Quivering with excitement, Brown Rabbit nudges open a square gift box and finds five balloons which take on all sorts of shapes. Gray Rabbit and Black-and-White Rabbit have their own adventures as they discover numbers and the alphabet. Toddlers will have fun and learn with these concept books, warmly illustrated with meticulous detail by Alan Baker.

Author Notes

Alan Baker has written and illustrated over 40 books of his own, six of which have been chosen for the book of the year list. These include the Little Rabbit series which have sold over 750,000 copies to date worldwide. White Rabbit's color book was a 2008 IBBY choice. His style consists of a pencil rough with final artwork rendered using traditional methods - watercolour, pen and ink, airbrush, and crayon. The illustration is produced as separate elements and then composed and colour adjusted in photoshop using layers. Alan Baker has won the Benson & Hedges illustrators gold award, Gold Creative Circle award, Silver Campaign Press award. He also gained a IRA/CBC. Childrens Choice award & was a Flair Creative match winner.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 3

Publisher's Weekly Review

Each of these innovative concept books adds an extra dimension to the usual lessons about letters, colors, shapes and numbers. ABC , like so many other alphabet books, starts out with an apple, but then departs from the expected: the familiar fruit becomes the subject of Black and White Rabbit's painting in a wry and often very messy journey from A to Z. 1,2,3 combines a counting lesson with animal identification (and more art) as Gray Rabbit molds piles of colored clay into a variety of figures. In Shape , Brown Rabbit investigates the contents of a brightly wrapped package. White Rabbit, in Color , shows off the mixable properties of the primary colors when she immerses herself in three big tubs of paint. Sweet-natured humor infuses the clear, precise artwork, and Baker's talented bunnies are as winsome as can be. Ages 6 mos.-3 yrs. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Horn Book Review

Sleek illustrations set against a clarifying white background feature artistic rabbits, who, through sequences of related events, teach basic concepts. Of the four books, 'White Rabbit's Color Book' stands out, as it follows White Rabbit while she goes through some dramatic color changes by dunking herself in tubs of colored paint. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Booklist Review

Ages 3-5. Baker's trompe l'oeil style is shown off to good effect in these three concept books. ABC uses the alphabet cumulatively as a black-and-white rabbit, so realistic one can almost feel his fur, finds an apple, puts it on top of a box, and with a crayon starts drawing a picture of it. The use of verbs as well as nouns works well here, as does the story aspect, which will keep kids attentive. In Shape, a brown rabbit opens a cylinder decorated with triangle-covered paper and finds an assortment of balloons that blow up into different shapes. Perhaps the best book of the bunch is Color, in which a white rabbit falls into various pots of paint and shows youngsters how colors combine to form new hues. Fun, informative, and good value for the price. ~--Ilene Cooper