Colors versus Shapes by Mike Boldt

Colors versus Shapes

Mike Boldt


I hope that you had a lovely long weekend! Now that we are officially into the swing of the school year, I thought that I would start the week off with a concept book.  In this case.. colors and shapes!

I found this book when I was shelf reading one afternoon and really enjoyed the way the book was set up.  A group of colors and a group of shapes are vying to be the stars of the book.  Each team is auditioning for the starring role! The backdrop is a stage and the two teams take turns to explain why they are the best!

Colors show that they are the best by mixing colors to make new ones.  Shapes show that they are the best by joining together to make new shapes.  Each team tries to outdo the other team, with crazier and crazier antics.  UNTIL! One shape and one color collide! Then the two sides work together to create something magical.


Often, I find that concept books can be a little boring.  I mean, they are doing their job and good for them, but as an adult, you can only read some things once or twice before you’re tearing your hair out.  This is not one of those concept books.  There is an actual plot while still teaching about these concepts.  Plus, it celebrates working together.  Who wouldn’t like this book!?


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City Colors by Zoran Milich

City Colors

Zoran Milich

[BH] This book is a fun and simple colors concept book. I first want to say I was totally impressed with the Houston Public Library – they had a whole little activity set for this book – it was so neat!Anyways back to the City Colors,  this book is a very basic, yet eye catching color book – great for the wee littles and also for those learning to read and sound things out as they will definitely feel successful with this book.  The pictures are vibrant and colorful (hahaha!) just what you need for book about colors. This is a book your little can read by themselves, or you can read together.
DSC_1440[G] This book is pretty straight forward, which is probably why I like it! It’s fun too because the pictures in the book are actual photographs of real things (cones! walls!) Your little should be able to recognize at least some things, or spot differences to things he sees everyday with what is in the book (a red London bus, for example!).  All around a solid book.

Color activities are endless so here are 2:

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