Beauty in our Minds: The Sound of Colors

Wednesday, January 31, 2007.

The Sound of ColorsAuthor: Jimmy Liao
Illustrator: Jimmy Liao
Published: 2006 Little, Brown and Company (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0316939927

Captivatingly colourful and creative illustrations combine with dreamy inner dialogue to carry us along on a journey of reflection, isolation, loss and hope. This book envelopes our whole family and sweeps us away.

Blog post mentioned: Alvina of Blue Rose Girls tells us about the aquisition of this book.


Comment by literary safari

February 2, 2007 @ 7:47 pm

I’d love to hear your interview with Alvina. Where can I find it? And, I can’t wait to read this book!

Comment by Just One More Book!!

February 5, 2007 @ 10:11 pm


Oooh! What a fabulous idea!! I agree that the ability to visualize and extrapolate from text is just as important as being able to decode the print. I always have difficulty with the idea of helping my girls visualize. Now I wish I had had your idea the first time I read this book!!

I guess I would want to make sure that they knew that the actual illustrations provided by Jimmy Liao were just one possible way of mapping the text to pictures — so they would know that their own pictures were equally valid.

I will keep your idea in mind for the next time I come across a new, equally imaginative picture book. (If you have another example of an imaginative picture book I could try it with, I’d love to hear about it)
Thanks so much for your thought-provoking comments. Looking forward to more!

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Comment by Ms. WK

May 27, 2007 @ 6:29 am

This is the great site that I found today! Eureca! Thanks a lot and good luck “Just one more book”…
I love all podcasts here. They help my English a lot…:)

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