Monday, October 6, 2014

Colors versus Shapes review

We're the stars of this show: colors!
We're the stars of this show: shapes!
Wait . . .Which team deserves the spotlight? Whose talents will steal the scene? Colors can really mix it up, but nobody stacks higher than shapes. Red and his primary pals have some colorful surprises in store. Circle and his crew reveal whole new sides of themselves. How will the judges ever pick a winner? (goodreads summary)

There seems to be quite a competition between colors and shapes as they each show off who has the better talent to earn star of this story.  This book would add some extra excitement to a kindergarten classroom working on a color and shape unit.The whimsical and colorful pages are fun to look at and will keep kids interested in turning the page to see what will happen next. The mixing of colors gives a brief lesson of primary and secondary colors, as well as placing shapes together to form others. It also goes beyond the basic shape, taking it to a next level of learning by showing pentagons, hexagons, a rhombus or octagon just to name a few.  It ends up having a wonderful compromise between the two of what colors and shapes can really do together that adds so much to our everyday world. I think this is a "just right book" for ages 4-7.~

Title: Colors versus Shapes
Author: Mike Boldt
Pub. Date: August 2014, Harper Collins
Genre: picture book
Hardcover, 40 pgs.

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