Colors of Mexico

From the Series Colors of the World

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Do you know the color of Mexico? It’s red like chili peppers and blue like the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Kids will follow the migration of monarch butterfly and learn about adobe homes. Ten brilliant colors are introduced in Spanish, the language of the Mexican people. Explore Mexico in this lavishly illustrated introduction to a modern land with a rich past.

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Social Studies
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Publication Date 2009-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF038050, JNF013020
Dewey 972
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Lexile 1070
Guided Reading Level P
Features Index, Maps, and Reviewed

Illustrator: Janice Lee Porter

Janice Lee Porter was born and raised in Chicago. She has a BFA in painting from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from California State University, Chico. She is the illustrator of over two dozen children's books and is an art faculty member at Shasta College in Redding, California, where she teaches painting and drawing. She lives in Chico, California.


School Library Journal

“Large cheery oil paintings done in bright hues and with bold strokes reflect the countryside and various aspects of Mexican culture.”
School Library Journal