Thursday, July 11, 2013

PICTURE BOOK REVIEW: Monsters Love Colors by Mike Austin


ABOUT THE BOOK

Did you know that monsters love to

scribble,

scribble,

mix,

dance,

and

wiggle!

Why?

Because monsters love to make new colors!

Celebrate along with the hilarious monsters in this wild and energetic picture book from author-illustrator Mike Austin. Mixing and discovering color has never been so much fun!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mike Austin is an award-winning illustrator and graphic designer.  He is the author of the digital children's book app A Present for Milo, which has garnered raves and recognition on NPR, in USA Today, and on MSNBC. He has created artwork for the Wall Street Journal, Boys' Life magazine, and more.  He lives on the Big Island of Hawaii with his wife, their two children, a cat named Milo, and a dog named Prudence.  

REVIEW

A delightfully chaotic introduction to colors, Monsters Love Colors provides a short, fun read.  With many scribblings reminiscent of preschoolers the monsters declare their love for various colors starting with red, yellow, and blue.  Gray monsters gradually decide what colors they want to be and the primary colors mix those colors for them, until the last one.  What will he choose when another monster chooses the color he wanted? A creative way to teach children about colors and how mixing the primary colors provides additional colors and how they all combine to create a rainbow. Child tested and librarian approved.

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