Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Favorite COLORS Books

These are our favorite color books so far:

Freight Train Big Book (Mulberry Big Book)1. Freight Train by Donald Crews: Jackson wanted to read this over and over. There are no characters and virtually no story, but the rainbow train running along a track through various landscapes seems to be entertaining enough!
2. The Color Kittens by Margaret Wise Brown: I consider MWB to be nothing less than a poet and this is one of my faves by her. The illustrations by the Provensens are also wonderful. I came across a version of this book with pictures by another illustrator and it wasn't nearly as magical.
3. A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni: More of a chameleon love story than a teaching book, but who cares?
4. Baby Einstein Let's Explore Colors and Baby Einstein Windows to Color. These both have a mix of great paintings and simple photos or graphics, and Jackson really likes them both. He had this hilarious epiphany while looking at Van Gogh's The Starry Night, which is the painting for blue in the Explore book. He said, "Moon? MOON!" and I swear I could see him thinking, "OOOOOoooh, a MOON! I've heard so much about it and here it is!!"

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