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Book Review and Giveaway: Colors of Me. Ends Dec 19th


Colors of Me by Brynne Barnes and illustrated by Annika M. Nelson

Intriguing collage illustrations frame this playful rhyme told through the eyes of a curious, creative young child who determines the whole world is full of color. Would I climb a tree striped orange and blue? Does the rain have a color when it makes a puddle? If flowers had no color, would they smell as sweet? The child comes to realize and appreciate a world filled with all colors that paint the earth and sky–and decides she’d like to be them all.

My Review: A playful rhyme book celebrating the colors of the world by questioning whether the rain has a color to does the grass knows if it’s green? And if the rain doesn’t think of our colors when it falls on our head then why do we have questions about race, ethnicity and diversity? Does a child know which color is important? NO!

Like the author mentioned, “The whole world is full of colors just like you and me.” Illustrator Annika Nelson used bold colors to bring this book to life. I highly recommend this book for classroom teaching.

Pages: 28

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

 

Giveaway Rules

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Author is giving a signed copy to 1 winner

This Giveaway is Open to the US ONLY.

Winner will be selected by Random.org

Giveaway Ends December 19th.

Comments like these would be deleted –  Great contest, Please enter me, Love to win this!, This is so cute!

1. Mandatory: First leave a comment on the review below. Leaving a helpful comment relating to this book would be appreciated and valid to the giveaway.

2. Mandatory Entry: Please click link below and read the author’s interview and leave a comment there 

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  about the interview also!

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November 28, 2011 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , ,

9 Comments »

  1. We’re always looking for different books that discuss diversity (in every aspect — race, culture, food, language, etc.). This sounds great.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

    Comment by domestic diva | November 28, 2011 | Reply

  2. Color, I love bright colors and the power of imagination. Sounds like this book does a great job of exploring both of those things.

    Comment by Heidi Grange | November 28, 2011 | Reply

  3. This sounds like a great book to teach children not only about the colors that exist in the created world, but also the diveristy of each member of society. Look forward to reading it.

    Comment by cindi rose | November 29, 2011 | Reply

  4. I remember having a lot of misconceptions about ethnicity when I was a kid. I wish there had been more books like this around.

    Comment by Catherine | November 29, 2011 | Reply

  5. A book I’m looking forward to my grand kids reading. I love colors in books , it just makes everything so much more inspiring. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Commented on the interview.
    Carol L
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    Comment by Carol L. | December 1, 2011 | Reply

  6. Colors are a beautiful thing. Love books that involve rhyming and colors.

    Comment by Gloria | December 5, 2011 | Reply

  7. This sounds like a wonderful book. Does it actually discuss the different colors of skins or no? I think it would be a good read for my children and maybe a discussion afterwards.

    Comment by larissa brunken | December 6, 2011 | Reply

  8. You know me – love science, nature and being creative! This book would be a wonderful addition to our library. (And I’m pondering the color of rain right now…)
    ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com ☮

    Comment by Alicia C. | December 11, 2011 | Reply

  9. I would love to win this book for my 2 & 4 year olds! They LOVE books!

    Comment by Rachel @ day2day joy | December 12, 2011 | Reply


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