4 out of 4 stars
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Lexy, Lucy, and Lacy are triplets. It's their birthday soon, and they are eager to see their grandparents, Nana and Papa, whom they have utterly missed. They help around the house on their birthday and bake treats with their mother while awaiting their guests and Nana and Papa. Sadly, the bridge closed before Nana and Papa, who live far away, could get across. Read Colorful Birthday by Suzanne Varney to find out if Nana and Papa made it to the girls' birthday.
Just as the name implies, the book is bursting with colorful and gorgeous illustrations by Pia Reyes. Suzanne creatively employs colors to differentiate the girls based on the colors they love on everyday things. The vibrant images and the fun activities the girls engage in have an allure that will appeal to young children.
I always look for teachable moments in children's books, and I like how the book presents a fun way for kids to learn about colors and emotions. The author introduces various colors through the things the girls do, own, and eat. Then, again, the activities they engage in to cheer themselves up when sad presents an opportunity for parents and caregivers to talk about emotions and their management with kids.
I enjoyed reading the book. It is as entertaining as it is educational. I think it's adorable that the girls' parents were actively involved in their lives. Most parents can relate to the girls' antics. I also found Suzanne's writing style and language simple and easy. There are scarcely any words young readers will have a hard time pronouncing.
Conclusively, I rate the book 4 out of 4 stars. It was an utterly delightful read, and there is absolutely nothing I didn't like about it. Also, the editing is pristine; I found no errors in it.
The book is very engaging, so it will make an excellent read for an interactive session in a classroom of preschoolers. Parents can also read it to their little ones. Thus, I would recommend it to teachers, parents and caregivers.
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