4 out of 4 stars
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What’s Your Favorite Color? is a children’s book written by author Amber L. Lassiter. Her namesake, the protagonist of this story, has a school activity where she and her classmates have to paint a picture. The catch is, they have to include their favorite color in the painting. They also have to wear one article of clothing which represents their favorite color.
Amber is excited! When she reaches school, she finds that the classroom has been transformed. The curtains are draped with cheery colors, and there are painting workstations for all the kids. The only problem is that Amber has forgotten her paints! None of the paints in the supply closet suit her fancy. Borrowing paints from other students would put the identity of her favorite color at risk. How will Amber complete her painting? You will have to read the book to find out.
There is a lot to like about this book. First off - and at the cost of sounding like a nerd - I would like to say that the font perfectly complements the book. The second thing that I liked the most about this book is that, when Amber forgot to bring paints to her class, she wasn’t discouraged by her teacher by being thrown out of the class. Instead, she was given the opportunity to decide how to handle the situation. I think this is a really good exercise to teach kids to develop their decision-making skills.
Other than the obvious fact that this book will teach kids about colors and the effect they can have on you, I think the author tries to teach the kids a lot more than that. There are exercises placed strategically in the book, which are aimed at teaching kids to understand correlations, use logic to understand sequences, read people, read situations, analyze responses, try to understand the meanings of difficult words with the help of context and to understand rhymes. Seems too much for a mere 32-page long children’s book? Well, the author has managed to accomplish it.
There were less than 10 grammatical errors in this book, but owing to the length of the book and the fact that it consists mostly of illustrations, they do seem a lot. However, I can’t say that they hindered my reading experience. Other than this, there is nothing to dislike about the book. I would thus like to rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. I recommend this book to kids who have just started reading and to kids who can read a medium-length story. This book has a lot to offer to older kids too.
What's Your Favorite Color?
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