Author & Illustrator: Anna Llenas
Publisher: Sterling Children’s Books
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The color monster is all mixed up. He’s covered with crayon colors all over his body. A little girl suggests that he identify the feelings that go along with each color, and put each into its own bottle. Yellow happiness, red anger, blue sadness, and others are all depicted in pop-ups on two page spreads. Finally, all the bottles are shown filled with the color and feeling identified on them.
Pop-ups are always a favorite with kids, but younger children will need to be careful with some of these elaborate creations. The cover is durable, and as long as the book is closed properly, it should last for a while. The Color Monster is a cute book that will help parents explain feelings to their kids.
Reviewer: Alice Berger