Reading/Interest Level: Primary
Author: Julia Denos
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
In a world where colors are alive and wild lives a color-tamer named Swatch. She is even more free and untamable than the colors she loves and one day decides to catch and keep the beauty of each color. From Bravest Green to Rumble-Tumble Pink, she collects each one until only Yellowist Yellow remains. However, Swatch learns that perhaps wild colors aren’t meant to be cooped up, but they are to be free to create the beauty that surrounds us.
This book is both captivating in its vibrant art and creative story. Julia Denos’s illustrations capture the wild nature and spirit of her characters and mesmerize readers through its playful and colorful style. The main character, Swatch, learns that raw beauty is found in both freedom and benevolence. A fun read for audiences of all ages, Swatch is for free spirits and color enthusiasts alike.