Colors

The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer's Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors

By Chris Barton

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The story of Joe and Bob Switzer who experimented with ultraviolet lights and flourescent paints and invented a new kind of color called Day-Glo.
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Orange Pear Apple Bear

By Emily Gravett

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Explores concepts of color, shape, and food using only five simple words, as a bear juggles and plays.

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Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin

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Pete the cat loves his white shoes.  He loves them so very much that he sings about them.  One day while he is walking and singing he steps in some strawberries and his shoes turn red.  But instead of becoming angry, he sings about how much he loves his red shoes.  When he steps in mud and his shoes turn brown, instead of becoming angry, he sings about how much he loves his brown shoes.  The book Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin and illustrated by James Dean is a great picture book about a cat that "goes with the flow."

Pete's philosophy is summed up at the end by his statement that "no matter what you step in just keep walking along and singing your song."

Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present

By Charlotte Zolotow; pictures by Maurice Sendak

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Mr. Rabbit helps a little girl find a birthday present for her mother. Available as a book and on audio.

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Mis colores, mi mundo = My colors, my world

By Maya Christina Gonzalez

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Pura Belpré Honor Book, 2008. In this 2008 Pura Belpre Honor Book we meet Maya, who lives in the dusty desert She opens her eyes wide to find the colors in her world, from Papi's black hair and Mami's orange and purple flowers to Maya's red swing set and the fiery pink sunset. A joyful celebration of colors through a child's eyes.
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Freight Train

By Donald Crews

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A colorful train goes on a fun trip, faster and faster, through cities and tunnels, through night and day until it is out of sight. JE Fic Cre

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We'll All Go Sailing

By Maggie Spicer

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The young narrator and his friends, Maggee and Jesse, travel to a myriad of places to look at sea life that is every colour of the rainbow. Children will delight in the pink octopus, the blue manatee, and the orange barracuda, to name but a few. Richard Thompson and Maggee Spicer have created a rhythmic poem (in the same vein as their ealier collaboration, Fishes in the Ocean) that will encourage the very youngest of new readers. Together with Kim La Fave's bold and playful illustrations, this delightful poem will ... make a fine book To show what we'll see, When we all go sailing On the rainbow seas.
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When you love a color too much...

The little girl who stars in "Pinkalicious" loves the color pink. One day she and her mother make pink cupcakes and she eats soooo many that she turns pink! A certain 5 year-old in our household thought that was the coolest thing and started eyeing her own food as something more than to just put in her stomach.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

By Bill Martin, Jr.

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Repetition and rhyme make this book an all-time favorite.

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Orange Pear Apple Bear

By Emily Gravett

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A funny story that uses only five words!

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