270 x 267 x 10mm
It's Little Frog's birthday and he invites Red Fox, Purple Butterfly, Orange Cat, Green Snake, Yellow Bird, Blue Fish, and White Dog with Black Spots to his party. But when his guests begin to arrive, Mama Frog is confused. Red Fox is green, Purple Butterfly is yellow, Orange Cat is blue, Green Snake is red, and Yellow Bird is purple! Little Frog tells her that she didn't look at his friends long enough. When Mama Frog (and the reader) stares at the animals for a few seconds and then looks at the white facing page, the animals show their true colors. This simple and funny birthday story, with animals rendered in Eric Carle's bright collages, demonstrates the concept of complementary colors.