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Color Versus Shapes

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Good-natured contest teaches kids about colors and shapes.

Book Mike Boldt Colors 2014
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SHAPES VERSUS COLORS is as exuberant as Mike Boldt's delightful 123 Versus ABC but slightly less engaging. The problem is that many of the interesting shapes may be lost on the little ones who can easily grasp the varied colors. How many 4-year-olds will have heard of a rhombus, a heptagon, or "irregular polygons"?

But the cute premise leads to an exciting reveal that shows shapes and colors in the real world, including the red octagon recognizable as a stop sign. And the friendly, triumphant conclusion underscores a message of appreciating each other's value.

Book Details

  • Author: Mike Boldt
  • Illustrator: Mike Boldt
  • Genre: Colors
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Harper
  • Publication date: August 12, 2014
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 4 - 8
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Available on: Hardback
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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