I’m a big believer in picture books. And I don’t just think they’re perfect for little ones. For this week’s What to Read Wednesday, I’m sharing three of our favorite color-themed picture books. While they’re great titles for learning about the color wheel and color mixing, they are just as great for learning self esteem, coping mechanisms, and conflict resolution.
We’ve always loved Lionni’s work, and this sweet book is no exception. As much about finding your identity and loving yourself as it as about animals and their colors, A Color of His Own tells the story of a forlorn chameleon desperate to remain a color of his own. Through adventure and friendship, the chameleon learns that life is good no matter your color.
Three mice stumble upon three pots of paint: red, yellow, and blue. Their escapades lead to a delightful mess of color mixing fun. Mouse Paint is a great way to introduce the concept of primary and secondary colors.
We all know what it’s like to feel unappreciated and overworked. In Drew Daywalt’s imaginative picture book, crayons air their grievances in a series of letters to their own, Duncan. Duncan can’t color until he meets the crayons’ demands. What will Duncan do? Read The Day the Crayons Quit and find out.
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