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Summary: This is a book about colors -- on each page spread, there are an abundance of items of the theme color. On the green page, you find 3 little kids in a green meadow, surrounded by green trees, frogs, grass, and each wearing a green outfit. After nine colors are reviewed, there is a page dedicated to the colors of people: hair, eyes, skin. Then comes a page that looks at the world as if colors didn't exist (everything in shades of grey). The conclusion is that colors are a wonderful thing! This is a rhyming book that teaches colors.
Type of Reading: bedtime story, playtime reading, read aloud book, learning to read
Recommended Age: read together: 1 to 5; read yourself: 6 to 8
Interest Level: 1 to 6
Reading Level: 2
Age of Child: Read with a 2-year-old boy.
Young Reader Reaction: My son LOVED this book and we read it a lot. It was hard for me to keep him away from it! He is right at the age where he is learning his colors, so there was a LOT of positive reinforcement happening in this book! The pages are FILLED with objects of the target color, and all of the objects are familiar -- Sun, Moon, Trees, Firetruck, Flowers, Water, etc. The illustrator makes it EASY to love this book!
Adult Reader Reaction: I liked this book a lot. The text was not award-winning, but it wasn't distracting. The illustrations have ADORABLE kids in it. What I loved most was that the kids represented a range of ethnicities, which ties into the theme that diversity is a good thing; that different colors make us unique and special. I came away from the book feeling good about myself and hopeful for my children's generation.
Pros: This is a wonderfully colorful and FUN book with great educational content and positive expressions of acceptance.
Borrow or Buy: Buy or borrow, I can go either way. This is one you may read enough times to want to own it!!!
Educational Themes: There is a lot you can do with this: practice colors, learn names of objects, talk about feelings (facial expressions). For preschoolers build on the themes of ethnic tolerance, acceptance, and rejoicing!
Notes: The author donated a copy of this book to the Reading Tub for review consideration because we provide an independent, unbiased profiles. This book will be given to a nonprofit to help readers in need.