Saturday, April 22, 2017

From Story Time: Colors!

Read in Book Babies

By Emily Gravett
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2016.  Picture Book.

Pete the Badger likes everything "just so."  He tidies and tidies all over the forest until everything is clean as can be.  But then when autumn comes...a leaf falls.  Well in fall, lots of leaves fall!  Pete's tidying reaches outrageous proportions, with some unexpected consequences for himself and his forest friends.  Luckily Pete is a responsible forest dweller, and he and his friends work hard to set things right.  Gravett's classic illustrations and rhyming text create an engaging read aloud that encourages responsible environmental behavior.  And honestly, the layered cut-out cover is to die for!

Read in Toddler Time

By Tedd Arnold
Holiday House, 2015.  Picture Book.

Vincent (yes, that Vincent) is ready to paint his house.  But when he chooses a color and starts to paint, he's stopped by the spider who claims it's HIS house, and that he wants a different color.  This happens over and over with different creatures, producing an end result that makes everyone happy!  A fitting homage to the great Van Gogh, this book will introduce some fantastically fun color names via Vincent's painterly palette.

Read in Preschool Time

By Hervé Tullet
Handprint Books, 2014.  Picture Book.

If you loved PRESS HERE, chances are you're going to love Tullet's next interactive book.  Using little fingers to smudge paint splotches, as well as squishing pages together and shaking the book to mix colors, little ones just may think that this is the most magical book ever.  Be sure to check out LET'S PLAY as well!

Read in Preschool Time

By Sarah Aspinall
The Blue Sky Press, 2016.  Picture Book.

These bright-eyed penguins love their colors, so they decide to paint a colorful picture for Mama Penguin in the snow.  Before you know it, the penguins are covered in their paint colors too!  Simple text and full page spreads for each color make this a great read aloud for toddlers learning their colors or for anyone who loves penguins.

Read in Preschool Time

Written by Eric Litwin
Illustrated by James Dean
Harper, 2008.  Picture Book.

Pete the Cat loves his white shoes!  But they don't stay white for long when he steps in colorful things like fruit and mud as he's singing and walking down the street.  But Pete's a cool cat and doesn't let anything ruin his day.  He just keeps "walking along and singing his song."  This is a fun little book that reinforces colors and adds a great reminder to not sweat the small stuff.

Read in Monday Cuentos

By Chris Wormell
Editorial Juventud, 2004.  Spanish Picture Book.

This tale focuses on two frog friends sitting on a lily pad. One of the frogs has a stick to protect himself from the dog. When his friend laughs at him for his fears and falls into the pond, the friend soon realizes how useful a little planning ahead can be.  (Publisher)

Read in Friday Cuentos

Written by Alice Schertle
Illustrated by Jill McElmurry
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.  Spanish Board Book.

La cuidad sí que es un lugar rápido y ruidoso para un pequeño camión de campo como Azulito. Todos empujando para ser el primero, ¡pronto se arma un gigantesco atasco! Afortunadamente, el camioncito azul viene a solucionarlo todo, en puro estilo Azul. Esta nueva aventura hace que colaborar y tomar turnos sea más divertido que nunca.  (Publisher)

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