Today, I’ve got a sweet new picture book all about the shades of the rainbow for you and your littlest readers: Penguins Love Colors by Sarah Aspinall.
Mama loves brightly colored flowers and her little penguins too! Tulip, Tiger Lily, Dandelion, Bluebell, Violet and Broccoli use red, orange, yellow, blue, purple, and green to color in their snowy world and paint a colorful surprise for Mama. Will she know who painted what? Of course she will! But will YOU know?
It’s hard not to love the cute little penguins, each named after a colorful flower — and young readers will enjoy following along in the story and seeing how the penguins each paint with their favorite colors across a snowy canvas.
For the littlest readers, the book offers a great way to teach the six main colors of the rainbow. At 20-months-old, my niece is probably too young to comprehend the story itself — but she will eagerly learn the names of the colors and give them to you as you point each one out.
For kids a little older, the book also offers an opportunity to answer other questions posed by the book, and interact with their adult read-along partner.
All-in-all, this would be a great book — with teaching opportunities — for storytime, playtime, and bedtime alike. It is in stores now.