4 out of 4 stars
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What's Your Favorite Color? by Amber L. Lassiter is a children's book par excellence! It impels the readers to think about their favorite color and its use in life. The colorful illustrations of the story are spell-binding! The theme of the favorite color points out towards the unique talent or skill of a child that he or she needs to develop in further in life. It gives the idea in their mind that life is just as they fancy! The author of the book is a reading specialist and promotes the art of thinking by putting up several questions for the readers in the story. She intends to keep the creativity of the children alive!
A little girl Amber has been tasked with painting a picture using her favorite color in school. But she has forgotten her watercolors at home. She has to borrow paint from her classmates to finish the painting keeping her favorite color a secret. Also, all children are supposed to wear their favorite color during classwork. Will Amber be able to perform well and as per the expectations of her teacher and classmates in the classroom?
The short story about the color that we like best is thrilling! It infuses a positive concept about a classroom in the mind of children as well as the readers. I find the book interesting, entertaining and instructive! The questions presented by the author in the story are meant to inculcate the originality of outlook and inquisitiveness of nature within us. They are relatable to our life as well! I liked the intellectual atmosphere of the classroom throughout the story. The fact that Amber forgot her watercolors at home did not come in the way of her participation in the painting class. When the heart is pure and mind innocent, things flow in life! What children perform and how they perform in the class may lead them to be a great personality in future. However, I must mention that the questions asked by the author seem to be somewhat tough for younger children. Other similar books that I have come across in my reading career are The Word Collector by Evelyn Dunbar Webb and James and the Birthday Balloon by Nicola J. Rowley.
The story about Amber's painting class and her interaction with the teachers and friends confirm to me that real learning goes on only through active participation. The questions that I find from time to time while reading inspire me to recapture the powerful urge to learn with which I was born! They rejuvenate my lost compulsive drive to discover, to figure out, to understand, to know. The new words that I learnt during the read guide me towards the goal of successful living through superior vocabulary. The book inspires me to entertain others through constructive chat!
The grammatical errors in the book are very few to mention. I would recommend the book for the children of growing age since it contains keys to accurate thinking. Also, this is a good book for people that are actively involved in the development and progress of children. My rating for the book is nothing less than 4 out of 4 stars! The book heats up the fire of insatiable curiosity within me!
What's Your Favorite Color?
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