This simple book offers a powerful message. A blue color circle is bullied by a mean red circle. Finally, the number one stands up for little blue and everyone learns a lesson about being nice - to your friends AND your enemies!
Simple yet expressive illustrations enhance this elegant, powerful, and peaceful message of acceptance and empathy.
I tried to read this with my 2-year-old, but he didn't like it. My 4-year-old liked the social dynamics of the story. We talked about the behaviors of the colors and related them to his experiences at school. Although it was a little too abstract at the beginning, as we have read it more, he is beginning to see the lessons.
I love this book. Mostly it has a wonderful message about standing up to bullies, but also reminds the reader that bullies are people, too. They have feelings and can be treated with kindness. I was surprised that my son grasped as much as he did. Otoshi finds an amazing way to give "blobs" of color personality and emotions.
This picture book uses colors as characters in this allegory about friendship and bullying.
There are lessons of friendship, kindness, gentleness and integrity. You can also talk about standing up for what you think is right. This would make a great elementary school discussion book ... and maybe a great lesson for adults?!
6 to 9
3 to 8
Read with a 4-year-old boy.
Buy! This is destined to be a classic. This is very much in the style of Leo Leoni. I would buy this book for a child 5 or older. The message is clear but the illustrations may be a bit too abstract for younger audiences.
|Publisher||KO Kids Books © 2008|
|Genres||Emotions and Feelings|