Colors by Aino-Maija Metsola

books for kids

Our new favorite book of colors is…
Title: Colors
Author: Aino-Maija Metsola
Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions of Quarto Publishing Group

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Colors: With lift-flap surprises on every page (Learning Garden) – click to purchase on Amazon

Positives: We love the fun illustrations and lift-the-flaps on the pages. What I love most about this kid’s book was that on each color page, you were asked to find the picture that didn’t belong. Of all the red objects, which one wasn’t red? By the end of the book, Fox was hopping with excitement and didn’t even need a question to prompt her to find the different one. I even caught Mountain Goat sitting by himself on the coach later in the day leafing through it.

Negatives: There was some confusion as to what some of the illustrations were. The kids thought the lollipop was a balloon and the tomato and apple. Easy enough to make those mistakes. The illustrations are creatively abstract, but I like that it makes the kids think more about what they’re seeing. It encourages them to realize that we can represent the same thing in many different ways.

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  1. Bill says: Reply

    I couldn’t refrain from commenting. Exceptionally well written!

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