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Oct 03 2016

The little zebra who learnt his colours by Jedda Robaard

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Five Mile Press, 2016. ISBN 9781760402860
(Age: 3+) Recommended. Early learning. Colours. Flowers. Lift the flap book. A large board book to teach younger readers their colours with humour is presented in this new release from Five Mile Press. Zebra loves to paint, so adorned with his painting easel, smock in the form of a perky scarf and paints, he sets out to paint his garden. He paints red poppies, blue forget-me-nots, yellow buttercups, pink tulips, and finds a strange green vine to climb. Then he paints some white water lilies, purple lavender and orange marigolds until his final painting is a mass of colour, delighting all who survey it.
Each page is illustrated in soft water colours showing Zebra at his task, repeating the colour to be learnt and the flowers that reflect this colour.
Zebra's painting skills invite the young reader to look more closely at what is being shown, and they will soon identify the colours and flowers on each page, lifting the flaps on some of the pages to see what is underneath.
This makes an easily understood introduction for younger readers to learn their colours.
Fran Knight

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