Goodreads: Penguins Love Colors
Source: Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review
Six little penguins love colors, but their home is full of white snow! Can they find a way to create a colorful surprise for their mama?
Penguins Love Colors is the charming tale of six little penguins named after flowers–Tulip, Tiger Lily, Dandelion, Broccoli, Bluebell and Violet. Even though they are surrounded by snow, they want to paint their mama a surprise. Thus begins a sweet story that will help younger readers learn to recognize and name colors.
Sarah Aspinall clearly created her book with beginner readers and their caretakers in mind. Not only does it teach colors through naming and repetition, but it also includes the types of prompt questions adult readers are encouraged to ask of their young audiences to develop reading skills. “Do you think they made a mess?” the text asks and “Do YOU know [which penguin painted which flower?]” These moments encourage the reader to pause for the child to predict what might come next and to try to identify the color that matches each flower. Adult readers who are unsure what types of questions to ask their children or who are just beginning to learn what types of questions they should ask while teaching literacy will surely find these prompts useful. And children will enjoy the interaction.
The bright pictures add to the book’s appeal. A rainbow of color appears on nearly every page and the penguins spin and slide exuberantly through their vibrant (if snowy) world. Readers are sure to fall in love with them as they break out their paint brushes to get creative. And maybe readers will want to get creative, too!
Interested in Penguins Love Colors? Sarah Aspinall has created coloring pages and a teaching guide for you to use! Check them out below!