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Ruby, Violet, Lime: Looking for Color - Jane Brocket Jane Brocket is the popular author of the Yarnstorm blog. She first came to my attention years ago since she often blogged about crafty things and her posts were illustrated with bright, colorful images that she takes herself. Over the years, Brocket has penned several books, including the gorgeous and inspiring The Gentle Art of Domesticity. Seriously, if you have a creative friend who loves beautiful things then her book is a must have. Ruby, Violet, Lime: Looking for Color is the first in a series of children's picture books focusing on colors, shapes and textures. I had a great time reading this book. It's a picture book but it's non-traditional one because it's filled with photos instead of illustrations. Brocket's photos are simple, yet full of color and life. Each page has several photos depicting a color as found in world - from painted doors, colorful blooms, luscious fruits and deliciously bright and candy covered cupcakes.The text is very simple, usually asking the reader to look for a color and describing some of its many hues. The text isn't particularly interesting but it serves its purpose--to engage the reader in searching out the colors in the images and, hopefully, in the outside world as well. I can see this as a fun book for a very young child. I think the different images and bright colors will keep a child's attention as well as an adult reader. Overall a very fun little book.