Before Colors: Where Pigments and Dyes Come From
Author: Annette Bay Pimentel
Illustrator: Madison Safer
From an award-winning author, an oversize nonfiction picture book exploring pigments and dyes made from natural sources—across time and around the world
Colors don’t come out of nothing.
They always start somewhere . . .
With something . . .
Discover how color is harnessed from nature in this survey of dyes and pigments from around the world. Organized by color—from yellow to purple to red and more—Before Colors marries a lyrical core text with tons of informational material for curious readers.
In the narrative text, readers will encounter markers and artists as they source and process materials, transforming the most unexpected things into vibrant pigments and dyes. The sidebars offer much more to discover, including extensive lists of specific shades, short bios of colorful characters, and more.