Monsters Love Colors by Mike Austin
Genre: Juvenile Fiction / Concepts
Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
Pages: 40 Jacketed Hardcover
Date Published: February 5th, 2013
Publisher: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Children’s
Cavorting monsters who scribble scribble come up with color combinations that are sure to dazzle.
Different-colored monsters happily howl, growl, and roar for more as they mix and match primary colors to make new shades and hues. While everyone might know that yellow and blue make green, it has never been created in such an unusual and celebratory way! In this wild and colorful romp, small gray monsters morph into big, colorful ones as the book progresses. Never has color been presented in such enthusiastic and exuberant style. Never have monsters been so creative and appealing.
While I have been researching and adding more books with educational value and whimsy to our shelves I have noticed some that people love to go with a monster theme and not once have I been drawn in until seeing a galley of this fabulously fun picture book. It is silly and cute with colorful illustrations of the rainbow. Great for teaching colors and blends of the color wheel. Adorable pictures made my preschooler daughter grab this one right up from the table and she was telling me about all the antics of each color monster. Definite worthwhile!
*Thanks to HarperCollins for providing a copy for review.*
Mike Austin is the author of the digital children’s book app A Present for Milo, which has garnered raves and recognition on NPR, in USA Today, and on MSNBC. He lives on the Big Island of Hawaii with his wife, their two children, a cat named Milo, and a dog named Prudence.