Colours: Band 04/Blue by Satoshi Kitamura


Colours: Band 04/Blue by Satoshi Kitamura

A simple text where a visit to an art show causes a girl to imagine what the world would be like if it was wholly yellow, red or blue. Realising that the world actually consists of all the colours of the rainbow, she paints lots of multicoloured pieces of art herself. *Blue/Band 4 books offer longer, repeated patterns with sequential events and integrated literary and natural language. *Text type - A simple non-fiction text. *A gallery story map on pages 14 and 15 pictures the different stages of the girl's thought-processes for children to discuss. *Curriculum links - Art and Design: Self-portrait.Science: How we see things. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

About the Author

Satoshi Kitamura

Satoshi Kitamura was born in 1956 in Tokyo. He says that when he was young he read comics and admits that these have had a great influence on his style. He says he was also influenced by anything visual from a tin of sardines to the fine art of the East and the West. He was not trained as an artist, but at the age of 19 began to do commercial work. From 1976-1979 he worked as a commercial artist in Japan, working as an illustrator for adverts and magazines. He moved to London in 1979 and worked mainly at designing greeting cards. He started illustrating for Andersen Press in 1981 after he had an exhibition of his work at the Neal Street Gallery in Covent Garden.

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16 pages
Interest Age: From 4


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Publication date

1st September 2007



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