Monday, January 17, 2011

Nonfiction Monday: Orange Everywhere, by Kristin Sterling

by Kristin Sterling
Lerner Publications
...and black, and red, and green, and purple...Color books are popular with preschoolers and their parents. We often see them checked out by parents making the first forays into possibly home schooling their kids. With as much use as we know these will get, it's good to have Lerner's fantastic binding to help them hold up!

This series goes a bit beyond just naming things of a certain color, and we think home schoolers especially will enjoy it. We have sections on various shades of the color, something that is not usually addressed but can be confusing to small kids (how can the sky and my jeans be the same color?) Complimentary colors are mentioned - a potential lesson in itself. Recipes, activities, and fun facts (did you know carrots were once white?), as well as the now-expected index, glossary, and web sites to visit round the book out nicely, and can easily give you material for a week-long unit.

Any school or library serving preschoolers will want to have this set on hand. We give it a

5 out of 5.

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  1. Our library already has an excellent collection of these type of books, and (as one such mother as you described), I'm planning on finding this one on our next trip!

  2. Thanks for the suggestion. I will refer a few homeschoolers I know.

    ~ Lauri Chandler