There are multicolored scarves hanging on hangers, colorful graffiti on a brick wall, bright water color paints, and equally bright skeins of yarn nestled side-by-side. It's very obvious that "We live in a world full of color." A bowl full of strawberries, some bright lemons, and a blue shack show us our primary colors, red, yellow and blue. These are primary colors that "can't be made by mixing different colors together." There are many different shades of red all around us. You can see it in jelly beans, flowers, chairs, and apples in a wooden bowl.
We can see yellow, which "is light and sunny" in a yellow primrose cupcake, a stained glass mosaic, a door, and a beautiful vase of daffodils. Blue is one of those colors that seems to be all around us. You can see it in a pool, a pair of navy blue boots, "aqua sneakers," and blue jeans. There are several other colors that can be made by mixing primary colors. You'll learn which colors are mixed to make green, orange, and purple and you'll see several exciting examples of them in these pages. Brown, pink, black, white, silver, and gold are other colors you'll see. You'll also learn about different shades of colors you have around you. Colors are beautiful and vibrant and most likely you do have a favorite!
This is an excellent book to teach young children about basic color concepts. The colors are very vivid, making it easy for everyone to clearly recognize which color is being emphasized. For example when we look at the color red the text says, "Red is bright and bold. Scarlet candy, ruby flowers, crimson chairs, and rosy apples say, `Look at me!'" Homeschool or classroom lesson plans can easily be built around this book, especially after a read and discuss session on a particular color in this book. The age range for this book is listed at 4 to 8, but can be easily adapted for preschool use. The book itself is a bold, innovative, and fun book that can be used by a wide age range of children.
This book courtesy of the publisher.