Wellington, Monica Colors for Zena Dial Books, 2013. $16.99 PICTURE BOOK Content: G.
Zena and her dog wake up to a world that is black and white, but as they turn the corner in their neighborhood they find a street full of one color, like red, yellow or blue. As she walks through the neighborhood looking for all the colors she realizes that she likes a world with a lot of different colors and she collects an orange lion, purple dinosaur and green frog to bring with her on her walk. In the end they create a multicolored world.
The illustrations are bright and clean which is appealing, but the overall story seems like a boring version of the book Mouse Paint. It does draw attention to the reader to appreciate a world of color. Young readers might find it fun to look at the pictures, but the story is simple enough it should be a board book.
PREK, EL (K-3)-OPTIONAL. Reviewer, C. Peterson