FEBRUARY IS ‘COLOUR‘ MONTH
Title: Princess Arabella Mixes Colours
Author: Mylo Freeman
Publisher: Cassava Republic Press
Number of pages: 24
Type of Book: Fiction; Educational
Age: 0 – 4
Price: N1,500; £6.99
Princess Arabella’s room is boring and she has to do something about it. So she orders the palace servants (footmen) to bring ‘lots and lots and LOTS of paint’ to her room so she can paint all the furniture in there. However, she doesn’t want the colours they’ve brought to her so she decides to MIX colours:
red + white = pink paint for her dressing table
red + yellow = orange paint for her chair
red + blue = purple paint for her mirror
blue + yellow = green paint for her bed and
black + white = grey paint for her toy elephant
Read the book to find out what happens when Princess Arabella accidentally drops the pots of paint and they go flying through the air and worse, what happens when she wakes up and thinks it was all a dream!
THUMBS UP AND DOWN
UP: There were many highlights. First off, the illustrations, they were bright and colourful. Then, the book featured lots of colours and colours are our theme for our 0 – 4 age group for the month of February! Then, its edutainment quality. It teaches kids how to mix colours in a fun way! Finally, the icing on the cake: the use of rhyme and repetition.
‘I know what to do!
I’ll mix some red and some white in this pot
stir it all up
and look what I’ve got!’
I recommend for all 0 – 4 year-olds. It’s a sturdy book too so it will survive those destructive little fingers.
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
HAVE FUN WITH THIS BOOK
- Do some painting wit your child (on paper, not the room please!) and mix colours while you’re at it!
- See excerpt here: http://www.eenhoorn.be/foreign_rights/prinses-arabella-maakt-kleuren.html (warning, it’s in Dutch!)
CHALLENGE: Princess Arabella Mixes Colours
CREATE (WRITE a Story/Poem OR DRAW)
- Mix colours just like Arabella and use them to colour 5 shapes. (2 – 4 year olds)
Send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org
Entry requirements: Entrants must be within the 2 – 4 age range. The first correct entry will be announced on this page and will win a copy of this book. Answers must be submitted before 12:00am on Tuesday February 14th 2017.
Next Book of the Week:
BROWN BEAR BROWN BEAR WHAT CAN YOU SEE by Eric Carle
photo credit: cassavarepublic.biz