Monday, December 17, 2018

Hello Lilac, Good Morning Yellow by Judith Drews [Review & Giveaway US/CANADA]

My thoughts:  Using a colorful palette of pastels (perhaps oil pastels or chalks) the author/artist takes the young reader on a romp that involves the reader (or book's story) chatting with the colors. Greeting them in a variety of ways. Each color's page is a hodge-podge of words that the young reader can have read aloud to him or her and they can point to the object.

Curiously, to me at least, the words associated with a particular color are not necessarily usually seen in that color. So it is an exercise in word and object recognition at that point. On some pages objects could easily be the color emphasized on that page - crown for gold, sun for yellow, rose for red. Brown is pretty much a "color true" object recognition page, but not so the other pages.

A cute book with a nice approach to learning colors, word and object recognition, and a light cheery read, too.

About the book: Hello Lilac, Good Morning Yellow: Introducing children to colors and in the process expanding their vocabulary, this book will delight young readers, who will recognize the myriad of things that make their world colorful. A sunny morning introduces the color yellow and leads young readers to a light bulb, a fuzzy baby chick, a lemon, and a friendly lion. A snowman, a sheep, an egg, and a soccer ball reveal that white has endless variations. Green takes readers outside to look at a leaf, a frog, and a caterpillar while a brown bear is surrounded by a wooden spoon, a basket, a girl’s braid, and a broom. Gorgeously illustrated, this engaging book is sure to capture a child’s imagination and is perfect for young ones to read with their parents.

Begins December 18
Ends January 8 at 12:01 a.m. EST
Open to USA/CANADA addresses only.
a Rafflecopter giveaway DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy to facilitate this review. Opinions are mine alone and are freely given.


  1. "Visit the Prestel webpage and select 1 children's picture book you would like to have or read."

    This link brought me to a page of 26 picture books I was able to look at:

    And I thought the "Antoni Gaudi" book looked cool!

  2. I would love Animalkind by Pablo Salvaje.

  3. I'd also like to have the books My Museum and Ports of the World.

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  4. I would love to read to my grand daughter Watch Out Pink.

  5. I would love to read Before I Wake Up with my niece!

  6. The Zoo's Grand Opening looks like a super cute book.

    Heads up: your click the twitter bird entry option immediately led to my account being locked for suspicious activity. Stupid twitter.

    1. Thank you for the information, wen budro. I have removed that entry option from the widget. I don't know why that happened. The Click to Tweet website is where I created the specific tweet and it has worked successfully prior to this - at least as far as I know.

  7. My granddaughters will like the My Museum book.


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