book review

Carlo Likes Colors by Jessica Spanyol

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This bright and cheerful book for the youngest readers features Carlo the giraffe and his cat Crackers having colorful adventures.  On two page spreads, readers see objects depicted in a certain color; for example, the red page shows a large firetruck, along with peppers, strawberries, a rose, and even a ladybug.  Nine other colors are done in a similiar fashion.  Many of the objects are labelled with tags, so that kids can begin to associate words with a concept.   Ilustrations are, of course, colorfully done, and are also simple, if not a little busy.  Kids will readily relate to Carlo, from his pool floatie to his love of pink ice cream and messy artwork.  This is a fun introduction to colors, and also functions well on another level as a vocabulary builder.  Be sure to check this one out!

–Miss Tracey

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