Why Is Blue Dog Blue? A Book Of Colors


The author invites the reader to explore all the colors his dog can be ... and why Blue Dog is blue.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The story moves quickly, and Blue Dog is on every page. The "shifting" palette is a great way to introduce colors you won't find in other books for a younger target audience.

Content Awareness Factors:


Little Kid Reaction

Our preschooler loves this book and will thumb throught it independently. S/He especially likes some of the food-colored names.

Parent Reaction

This is fun to read (and we've read it A LOT)! We especially like how it expands a child's color palette into new directions, using bold and subtle shades to introduce new hues.

Type of Book:
Learn about the vast color palette ( and not just primary colors) with this picture book.
Educational Themes:

In addition to introducing wonderful colors, the book offers actual visuals for children to "think outside the book." You can play lots of "what if X were Y color? games.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
6 to 10
Recommended Age To Read Together:
5 to 9
Age of child:
Read with a 4-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy! This one will be around for a long time. First you'll read it to the kids, then they'll read it to themselves.

Title Why Is Blue Dog Blue? A Book of Colors
Author George Rodrigues, Bruce Goldstone
Publisher Abrams Books for Young Readers, Imprint Abrams Books © 2002
Illustrators George Rodriguez
ISBN 1584791624
Material Hard Cover
Cost $17.95
Genres Art
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