Books – Learning Colors

~ Here are two great books helpful to youngsters who are learning their colors, and will be added to our Favorites Pages.  Four-year old Gabriel really enjoyed the construction of these color books. ~

The Mixed-Up Chameleon – By Eric Carle


Eric Carle has written so many books that most households with children probably has at least one (even outside the U.S., as his most popular book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has been translated into 50 languages).

The Mixed-Up Chameleon is among our favorite Eric Carle book.

The book is about a  chameleon who sees a zoo —- and instead of just blending into different colors like a regular chameleon — he actually turns into the color and parts of the various animals he sees. This results into strange-looking combinations, making the chameleon look even stranger with each new animal and color he encounters.

Constructed with cutaways, each new page reveals a color tab on the right side, and matching color/animal on the left side.  By the end of the book, a rainbow is revealed, with the chameleon returning to his true shape .  One of the best color-learning books that we have come across.

Lemons are not Red – by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

This book is constructed with clever cutouts that work in bright colors and objects as you turn the page.

My grandchildren particularly enjoy these types of books, and they looked forward to turning the pages to reveal the correct object color.   There is minimal text so the focus is on learning colors.

Lemons Are Not Red starts out with yellow pages with a cutout of a red lemon.  When you turn the page, the lemon cutout reveals the previous (yellow) page and is then the correct color.

The pattern repeats with other objects like eggplant, carrots, flamingos, etc.

Now that you are here, I would love to know what you think...comments are always appreciated.