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Jul 10 2010

Yellow is my favourite colour by Judy Horacek

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Penguin, 2010. ISBN 9780143504283.
(Age 1-3) Highly recommended. Boardbook. Yellow is my favourite colour is a beautiful picture books in verse which describes all the colours that a little girl likes, although her favourite colour is yellow, because it 'brings sunshine' to her day.
Horacek, the illustrator of Where is the green sheep? by Mem Fox, again brings her beautiful cartoon like figures and vivid colours to this story. The little girl is drawn as such a happy person, her laughing face showing different views of her exuberance as she revels in the different colours. I especially loved the pictures of her bouncing on pink cushions and winning a car race in her yellow car.
It is perfect for small hands to manage and wonderful to read aloud. Not only a joyful addition to stories for the very young, it also provides a parent or caregiver the opportunity to teach the colours in a fun way and then to discuss what the toddler's favourite colour is. After reading this to a young child, it wouldn't be hard to find reminders in the home and on walks of all the colours found in the book.
This is such a happy, energetic book that I am sure it will become a favourite of any young children lucky enough to get their hands on it. Be prepared to read it over and over!
Pat Pledger

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