CM . . . . Volume XVIII Number 14 . . . . December 2, 2011
This creative book about colours includes a page of rhyming text about each of 10 colours (red, blue, yellow, orange, green, brown, pink, purple, black, and white) with a drawing on the opposite page of all of the things of that colour named in the text.
The text is formed of five lines of rhyming couplets. The words referring to the coloured objects are printed in that specific colour. For example, the words in the following passage in bold are coloured pink in the text.
The illustration pages may at first seem too busy, but young children will have fun finding the illustrations matching the colour-coded words. On the first page of the book, children are given the additional task to:
Although not quite as engaging as looking for a smiling mouse or puppy, or even a Waldo in a striped cap, the search for the pencil and pastel may help some of your listeners stay focused.
The presentation is cute and clever and worthy of consideration for a spot on your pre-school/kindergarten shelf.
Suzanne Pierson is a retired teacher-librarian, currently instructing Librarianship courses at Queen's University in Kingston, ON.
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