Guests at Little Frog's birthday party include the red fox, the purple butterfly, the orange cat, and other colorful animals. The illustrations are designed to demonstrate the concept of complementary colors.
LIB 428/Lawson desc - I believe that any book that ellicits questions of the reader is a wonderful thing - add the imaginitive color and you have a wonderful combination in this Carle offering. In this book all the animals are colors other than what we have come to know them, and further, can turn a different color through the 'trickery' of the eye and light while staring at the colorful images of the animals throughout the book. What is extraordinary, beyond the fun that will insue with the questioning of the interesting colors of the animals is how this actually works with the eye and could lead to a great scientific discussion in the classroom.