Selma Lola Chambers
Simon & Schuster, New York, 1948, English
Fiction, Children’s
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Debbie Millman

This is one of the first books I ever remember reading. I remembered having little scraps of paper on the cover, with different illustrations of pets and fruit and, somehow, I remembered a carrot. I thought the book was about art, as the main image I had in my head was a simply, yet profoundly rendered color wheel. Long before eBay, I searched for this book in New York flea markets and finally found it. But it wasn’t a book about art, ironically enough; it is called “Words.” And the color wheel was still there, and it is perfect.

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