The Colour Monster by Anna Llenas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
A fun, bright pop-up book about a monster who explores colour through his emotions. The story of a sweet little monster who wants help from his friend to understand the feelings he experiences. On each spread is a vibrant and striking pop-up the conjures up feelings and emotions connected to different colours; black, yellow, red and green.
I was so lucky to be able to get a copy of this stunning book to share with my class to review.
This is a story about a monster, who has go into a muddle with his feelings, his colours have all been mixed up. A child helps him sort out his feelings and shows him what they are and how they can make you feel.
The class I read this to were a group of year 2 children, who are 6 and 7. They instantly picked up on the connection with 'Inside Out', this is a children's film. (I have never seen it, however they assure me this have people in it of different colours to represent feelings.) They also loved the art work and were able to link the feelings to their own experience.
Once we had finished reading the text I asked them if they would recommend it and to who? They said that they loved the book, however they felt it was better suited to younger children to help them learn about their feelings and how they feel during these emotions. Saying this, all of them said they would like to read the book again as they enjoyed it so much.
From a teachers point of view I would agree with them, I think this book would be perfect for very young children to introduce emotions and feelings to them. I also think this would be very good for autistic children, who sometimes find it difficult to recognise emotions.
Finally all the children said they liked the text, so much so one of them said they would give it 10 stars if they could.
I would like to thank the publisher for sending this in exchange for an honest review.