Posts Tagged ‘colors’

Color Mixing Fun!

October 14, 2014

Mix It Up by Herve Tullet is a wonderfully interactive picture book, and a fun introduction to colors and color mixing.  Directed to tap here and rub there, readers and listeners mix the colors on the pages of this book.  With its generous white space and splotches of paint color, the reader is invited to “with one finger take a little bit of the blue…and just touch the yellow.  Rub it…gently…”

And with a page turn, “see?” the reader sees the splotch of green that they’ve made!

Herve Tullet gave new meaning to an interactive picture book with Press Here, and this title follows in that same vein.

A delightfully fun reading experience that hopefully leads to some actual play with paints and colors!

Read the book, get some finger paints…and MIX IT UP!

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Recommended App of the Week

May 18, 2013

safe_image[1]10 Little Fish (Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.)

In this cute counting book app by Harriet Ziefert, children can join Bear at his favorite watering hole by listening to the rhyming text, reading the story for themselves or even by singing along with a musical version! Learn to count from one to ten and back again as the fish appear one by one and then swim away. There’s also an activity that lets kids go fishing with Bear—just tap the fish on the screen to catch the correct number!  The combination of story, song, activity and the bright, fun illustrations by Elliot Kreloff will make exploring numbers, colors and opposites a joy for children and parents alike.

$1.99

Recommended for children aged 2 years and up.

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Monsters Love Colors

March 7, 2013

Monsters Love Colors

by Mike Austin

Monsters Love Colors Cover

Did you know that monsters LOVE colors? Indeed they do, and these silly monsters are having a blast in this adorable new picture book!  They “love to scribble, scribble, mix, dance and wiggle!”

Our lively and energetic monster friends each have a favorite color, and use engaging rhyming words to tell us why it is special to them. They also make new hues for their gray monster friends, because “monsters love to make new colors!”  Who knew?

Author/illustrator Mike Austin introduces primary colors and color blending in a fun and creative way. The monsters are super cute and the vibrant colors used in the illustrations seem to dance across each page.  Learning colors is super exciting in this delightful book.  This is a fun and educational choice to introduce to your little ones.  Happy reading!

 Melanie (Parr Library)

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Recommended App of the Week

September 29, 2012

Spot the Dot (iOS 3.2): From a bestselling author and pop-up book creator comes this innovative yet simple app. Users search for different-colored dots among a variety of shapes in this concept-learning app. The dots hide in progressively more difficult scenery as users make their way through the app, encouraging parents to play alongside their child. $3.99, recommended for ages 3+

 

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Recommended App of the Week

July 21, 2012

Quizzing Toddler Preschool (iOS 3.0): Young children learn to identify shapes, colors, numbers, letters, and more in this app that “quizzes” them to find the right object. If they guess correctly, applause awaits them. If they are incorrect, the object disappears and they are encouraged to try again. Parents can control which categories kids will practice, making this a nice customizable app. $1.99

 

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Green

May 2, 2012

  Green

  By: Laura Vaccaro Seeger

This book is simply about the color green. There are so many shades of green and Seeger does a wonderful job of sharing each unique shade with the reader. The illustrations are breathtaking and they portray each shade of green in a fascinating way. The books simple text combined with the wonderful illustrations make this book perfect for young children. You may be surprised how many shades of green you see around your world after reading this new book by Laura Seeger. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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Pete the Cat

July 15, 2010

Pete the Cat by Eric Litwin

Pete by far is the coolest, most awesome, groovy cat in the book world! 

He doesn’t let anything get him down.  In this story, Pete takes a stroll outside while sporting his brand new white shoes. All the while he sings a catchy tune, “I love my white shoes, I love my white shoes, I love my white shoes.”  Along the way, Pete’s shoes change from white to red to blue to brown to wet as he steps in a variety of messes along the way.  “But did Pete cry? Goodness no!”  Pete just keeps “walking along and singing his song,” because it’s all good!  

 This book gives you an uplifting feeling.  Not only is Eric Litwin’s story amusing, but the art work by James Dean is bold and delightful.  Dean even has a website where you can purchase his art and read the story behind Pete the cat.  

To learn more check out Litwin’s website at: http://www.ericlitwin.com/

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