Anne's Colors

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 15 May 2018

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This is a wonderful addition to any child's shelf, but especially the child of a kindred spirit.  Simple word pairings and beautiful "fabric" artwork team up for a very appealing book.  A wonderful way to get your child off to a strong literary start- and foster a love of all things Anne of Green Gables from the start!
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What a delightful little book for learning colors! This book also sneaks in the Anne of Green Gables tie-in, which makes this book endearing. Most color books use mundane objects that would be any child's world, such as a red apple.  This book includes vocabulary that is unusual, such as pink blossoms. and red cordials, which teach colors with beautiful illustrations.  As a speech language pathologist, I would recommend that any parent or grandparent wanting to increase vocabulary, purchase this book. I do hope that it is published as a board book.
Thank you to #NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to review this book prior to publication for an honest review.
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“Anne’s Colors” was perfect! I loved it so much that I immediately bought it. I cannot wait until it arrives. The best aspect of the book was how it tells the story of “Anne of Green Gables” through the art and simple words.
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Anne's Colors, by Kelly Hill is a sweet children's board book, and it's part of a series of concept books.

Within twenty pages, this book features a fun way for little children to learn colors, as well as delightful hand-embroidered illustrations. This board book was inspired by the classic Anne of Green Gables.

Anne's Colors is geared toward preschoolers and kindergartners, yet a variety of ages will enjoy this book. 


Note: I received this book from NetGalley, which is a program designed for bloggers to write book reviews in exchange for books, yet the opinions expressed in this review are my own.
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LOVE the artwork and bright colors in this book. Any baby/toddler will love the book. The colors are bright and the pictures grab your attention.
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I LOVE this book.  The hand embroidered details and simple pictures reminiscent of the original Anne books are great. This would make a great gift for a new baby or small child to work on colors.

I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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Anne's Colors is a cute introduction to colors for baby using imagery from the Anne of Green Gables stories.  The cloth pieced pictures are beautiful and colorful to easily keep baby's attention.
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"Anne's Colors" is an adorable book starring Anne Shirley as she explores colors through Green Gables. This cute book is great for young children just learning their colors. From the orange braids on Anne's head to the Green Gables, children will find the illustrations bring to life the colors in Anne's world. The classic feel of the illustrations really bring in the nostalgia of the original Anne of Green Gables stories. This book really brings to life the whimsy we have all come to adore in Anne Shirley! This wonderful book would be a great addition to any young child's library!
Thank you NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this wonderful book in exchange for an honest review.
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This adorable book for little ones is based on the character from Anne of Green Gables. The text is simple and the pictures are bright. Great for babies just learning to sit through a story and their parent who loved to read Anne.
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This is a MUST read for any Anne of Green Gables fans with little ones. I adore the way the author introduces key component's of Anne's stories and dials it down to 2 words - Brown Dress, Red Cordial, Orange Braids, etc. The illustrations look as though they are hand embroidered and add to the overall feel of L.M. Montgomery's beloved classics.
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Beloved Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery and her character Anne Shirley (of the book "Anne of Green Gables") are having a moment. Anne never really went away, but she seems to be extra popular right now, with two recent screen series adaptations. "Anne's Colors" is also part of a book trend where publishers are putting kidlit spins on beloved classics, from Jane Austen to Arthur Conan Doyle. Ideally, such books go beyond a clever marketing tactic and end up appealing equally to children and adult readers.

Small children to whom this board book is read will likely be unaware of the beloved Canadian character and associated industry that is Anne with an 'e'. But they might appreciate Kelly Hill's sweet and colourful textile illustrations using fabric, yarn, thread and embroidery techniques which give the pages of this book and its series companion "Anne's Numbers" a sense of texture. 

My favourite scene in "Anne's Colors" is one showing the colour red. Besties Anne and Diana are depicted having red cordial to drink, illustrating a favourite memorable episode of "Anne of Green Gables" involving raspberry cordial, a bit of intoxication and spot of trouble. This is the sort of thing that grownup Anne fans might appreciate, while a toddler will see only a pretty picture and hopefully learn a bit about colours. And little ones will likely have to have the word 'cordial' explained. Another scene shows Anne doing her Lady of Shalott impression. Again, a cherished Anne moment to me, but just a pretty picture of a girl draped in yellow lying in a boat to a toddler. 

I read advance review digital copies of #AnnesNumbers and #AnnesColors from the publisher Tundra Books/Penguin Random House Canada via #NetGalley. And I have passed on to them this issue: In Canadian spelling the word 'colours' has a u in it. If this book is based on a Canadian icon and is being published in Canada by an imprint of Random House Canada, then "Anne's Colors" ought to be "Anne's Colours." 

You might notice that I spell 'favourite' with a u in this review. Stand up for Canadian spelling!
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So cute. It is wonderful as an introduction to colors for the littlest. It is colorful and provides nice graphics. We wish it was longer though. Love another way to enjoy the character of Anne, but it is really about learning colors.
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This book is simple but entertaining. The illustrations are dreamy and the inclusion of pieces of the original book for the color themes make it a fun read for parents to reminisce with.
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Anne's Colors by Kelly Hill

Star Rating: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

Format: ebook galley

Summary: A color primer board book using Anne of Green Gables characters to explain colors. 

Review: I received an ebook galley copy of this book from NetGalley for review. 

I normally don't request children's books to review. I do read plenty because of my daughter, but I feel like I wouldn't have enough to say about one. Not to mention, most are ebook format and my daughter would rather use snapchat on my phone than listen to me read a book. However, when I saw this one I couldn't resist. My favorite books to read to her have been baby primers that use classic literature to explain these simple concepts. 

I really liked this book. The writing is simple and age appropriate, it's hard to get kids at this age to sit still for much more. The illustrations were beautiful, they are bright and made to look like it was quilted. I liked them a lot. 

I like being able to read books like this to my daughter, introducing important concepts and also to beloved characters from classic literature. I hope one day when she's old enough to read Anne of Green Gables that having read these will make her already feel familiar with these characters. This is definitely a book I plan to buy for her library. 

Recommendation: If you like Anne of Green Gables, this is a book you can read to your young child and share that story with them

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I adore the art style of this, but I don't think it's effective for teaching colors to little ones. Board books are targeted towards toddlers, and there are too many colors on each page, and the vocabulary is too difficult for that age group.
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This is a fun and unique colors book. I like the three dimensional nature of the illustrations.
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Like its companion book, Anne's Numbers, Anne’s Colors, with its pretty water-color illustrations, will appear more to mothers who adored Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables than their children; however, in this case, the illustrations seem a little less forced than in Anne’s Numbers, making it a bit more appealing to youngsters with no knowledge of Anne Shirley. For that reason, I gave this boardbook an extra star.
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Super cute illustrations that look like something Poppy from Trolls would have made. Sadly the text is just super symplistic “brown dress” and “yellow scarf”. Would love to see some more engaging text to go with the amazing art.
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Just like its partner in numbers, Anne's Colors is a beautiful introduction for young minds to not only vivid, colourful landscapes, but also the world of Green Gables and Anne Shirley. Anne's Colors paints a brilliant landscape of Prince Edward Island through the introduction of orange braids, white blossoms, black hair, pink cheeks, red cordial, blue sky, brown dress, yellow scarf, purple twilight, and green gables. The illustrations are gorgeous throughout the book, capturing the attention of any young reader, and the mother or father who might accompany their child on the journey throughout Anne's Colors pages will be thrilled with the references to the true Anne of Green Gables story. Not only is Anne's Colors a great starting point for any young person to become interested in Anne, it's also a great reminder for older readers of why we know and love Anne Shirley so much.
Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC in exchange for my fair and honest review.
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A summary of Anne of Green Gables with bright colorful pictures for introducing colors to children.

Thanks to netgalley.
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