Source: Sterling Children’s Books
Hardcover, 20 pgs.
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The Color Monster: A Pop-Up Book of Feelings by Anna Llenas is a wonderful use of paper art and color. Imagine a gray scale world in which the monster is the only one in color, and his rainbow of color signifies that his emotions are out of control. This young lady has the patience of a saint as she kindly explains the situation to the monster and they set off together to sort out his emotions.
The young lady and her monster go through the book sorting out the emotions by color into jars from the sunshine of happiness to the blue rain clouds of sadness. In addition to using paper art, these pop-out images also utilize other materials, including string. And by the end, she and her monster uncover another emotion, one that they haven’t even labeled, which is accompanied by pink hearts. The Color Monster: A Pop-Up Book of Feelings by Anna Llenas is delightful to look at and read, but it also is a great tool for helping young kids sort out their emotions.