Erik the Red Sees Green: A Story About Color Blindness

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Albert Whitman and Company, Sep 1, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
14 Reviews
Exuberant redhead Erik always tries his best, but he just canít understand why heís missing homework questions at school and messing up at soccer practice. Then one day in art class everyone notices that Erikís painted a picture of himself with green hair! It turns out heís not just creative, heís color blind, too. Color blindness, also known as Color Vision Deficiency (CVD), affects a significant percentage of the population. The tendency to color-code learning materials in classrooms can make it especially hard for kids with CVD. But once Erik is diagnosed, he and his parents, teachers, coach, and classmates figure out solutions that work with his unique way of seeing, and soon heís back on track.

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Review: Erik the Red Sees Green: A Story about Color Blindness

User Review  - Lynn DeFord - Goodreads

Picture book for grades PK-2, but older students would be interested too. Use with color blindness, school, and art. I love how this story attacks its topic and the illustrations are wonderful. The ... Read full review

Review: When I Feel Worried (The Way I Feel)

User Review  - Lynn DeFord - Goodreads

Simple picture book for PK-1. Could be used with a lesson about anxieties, feelings, coping, empathy and/or guinea pigs. I like the bright, colorful and friendly illustrations with a matter-of-fact tone. Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Julie Anderson was raised in Illinois and Wisconsin. She has a BA in writing from Johns Hopkins University and now lives in Santa Monica, California, with her family. This is her first book.

David Lopez lives in Paris, France, and studied animation and illustration at Emile Cohl Art School in Lyon. He has since worked as an animator, background supervisor, and storyboarder for many cartoons.

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