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. Volume xxi Number 25 . . . . March 6, 2015
The “Science Kids: Colors” series describes one colour per book, providing examples of objects that are the designated colour in categories which are consistent across the series. Colour associations are briefly conveyed; blue can mean wet, orange can mean safety and so on. The text is written in rhyme using many sight words and repetitive phrases. The font is large, and pictures accompany each colour example. Some pages are written in a question and answer format, encouraging young readers to think of their own colour associations. Pages are numbered, and each book offers a table of contents, assisting beginning readers in learning the structure of a nonfiction book.
Orange offers examples of orange objects to eat, to play with, at home, in school, and in nature. Examples include objects often associated with orange, such as pumpkins and goldfish. More unique objects are also included, among them pylons, cheesies and fall leaves. At the end of the book, there is a compilation of pictures found earlier in the book which invites readers to classify the pictures within the categories already described.
Blue offers examples of blue items to eat, to play with, at home, in school and in nature. Familiar blue items, such as the sky and blueberries, are referenced. More unique ideas include jeans, flowers and penguins. As with Orange, readers are given the opportunity to classify blue items previously seen within the book.
As a whole, the series is consistent across each title and describes each colour using many examples and associations. Beginning readers will find familiar words and recognizable pictures to assist with any new vocabulary.
The “Science Kids Colors” series features six books; including the two titles reviewed above as well as Green, Purple, Red and Yellow. Published by Weigl, this series is included in the AV˛ line of books, featuring media enhanced content and compatible with interactive whiteboards.
Kate Hachborn is a library technician at the W. Ross Macdonald School in Brantford, ON.
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