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Summary: Poems and bright colored illustrations provide the backdrop for introducing the various hues we experience in daily life. This is a picture book for teaching color and vocabulary.
Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 0 to 4; read yourself: 6 to 8
Age of Child: read with 4-year-old child
Young Reader Reaction: Our preschooler was as interested in describing the activity in the illustrations as s/he was in listening to the poems. S/He also routinely went back and picked the book up to "read" it independently.
Adult Reader Reaction: We wish we had this book when we were FIRST introducing color. Using poems that describe every-day kinds of things is a nice change from most of the teaching picture books for this age group.
Pros: Although best introduced to toddlers, there is still value in sharing the book with preschoolers/almost kindergarteners, particularly those who are emerging readers.
Borrow or Buy: Buy, but the younger the better. The book is useful on several levels, and children will like "reading" it on their own.
Educational Themes: This is a picture book for teahing object identification, color, and expanding a child's vocabulary.
Notes: The title is listed as "Colour" on the bn.com site.
Literary Categories: Nonfiction - picture book, series book
Date(s) Reviewed: October 2005
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