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Hey! A Colorful Mystery

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The illustration in this book are fantastic.  That alone is reason enough to pick up the book but when you add in the story it's a auto-buy for libraries.
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These pictures are beautifully drawn, and a great way to teach children their colors. The fish are all so bright and colorful that no kid will be able to resist the draw that this book has. Great teaching tool with a cute story.
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Hey! A Colorful Mystery was such a fun book for me and my baby to read together. The artwork is so bold and colorful, which really helped keep my little one engaged..
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We didn't like this one. I found it chunky to read aloud, didn't always make much sense, and wasn't as teachable as I prefer kids books. I read this allowed with my 5 and 3-year-old boys, we all struggled with it.

Thank you Peachtree books for an e copy today and review.
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Hey! A colorful mystery is blustery that teaches colors in the midst of a funny mystery. A little pink fish just wants to find a playmate, but inadvertently starts a rumor mill. I found the story very clever, and am sure kids will love it as well.
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I absolutely loved this kids book and all it's vibrant colors mixed into the mystery element. So many times mysteries are just in subtle colors and this one was great.
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Loved this book! Great way to introduce children to colours and colour mixing which is such a fun topic for little ones. Loved the illustrations.
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I mainly read chapter books to my 8 and 11 years old now. But every once in a while it's nice to pull out a bright colorful book to change up the routine. Hey, A Colorful Mystery was very bright, colorful, alliterative and a little suspenseful. The book had a nice little lesson for younger kids on color mixing and color theory at the end as well. I asked my eight-year-old what he gave this book and he said five out of five!
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This book is a lovely way to introduce color and color mixing. It would be excellent for an art classroom. I also think the kids would have a great time with the sound words like "SNAP!" and "EEK!"
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Hey! A Colorful Mystery by Kate Read is a good book for learning colors and vocabulary words. Young children are able to learn various size words also shown in images. The book also displays various ocean animals. The book concludes with pages on how to create various colors and the color wheel. Recommended for ages 3 through 7.
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Fun from beginning to end. Plenty of learning and crafts can be connected with this book to continue the fun. We were able to name the colors of the fish and count the fish and coral. The story was very funny and kept my toddler engaged throughout our reading. A wonderful book to have on your shelf!
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Rumors are a powerful topic, and this book addresses it beautifully. The illustrations are colorful and enhance the story. There are many discussion points readily available when you read this book aloud to children. It would pair well with The Pout-Pout Fish due to their under the sea themes and the illustrations.
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*Thank you to NetGalley and Publisher Spotlight for allowing me to read the digital ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.*
A colourful story about accidental rumours in the ocean that have a huge ripple effect and disrupt all the sea creatures…and how the one fish who started it all saves the day.
Loved the pops of colour in the illustrations, especially since this is a book that is focused on colour.  The book was funny, and I enjoyed watching more and more animals get swept away in the mayhem.  All the little pink fish wanted was someone to play with! What a chain reaction!  Great for young children, and I liked the lessons about colour after the main story ended..
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The colors in this book are beautiful! This is an excellent book to teach children colors and also introduce them to words they don’t know. I wouldn’t read this book to a child over the age of four. I think they’d lose interest quickly as there’s not really a story.
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Really beautiful artwork, but it takes kind of a weird, abrupt turn, and then turns right back? It's a little bit confusing. It also starts out being a book about the power of rumors but turns into a lecture on color theory and doesn't really seem to wrap up either idea by the end.
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This was a delightful book for the youngest readers. It is filled with bright and beautiful drawing interesting enough to draw in any child with an interest in sea creatures. It aims to delight and informed, and it certainly succeeded in doing so.
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Wow this really was a colorful book, and I loved every single page of it. 

This is a very short book that teaches kids about how dangerous and powerful a rumor can be, how an innocent phrase can end up snowballing into a huge deal. 

I loved the art on this book, the kids are going to go crazy seeing all the different types of sea life and how vibrant they can be.
I particularly enjoyed the end page, it has instructions about how to mixture different colors which was a nice addition. 

Parents should definitely buy this book for their children, it’s very educative and fun! 

“Thank you netgalley and the publisher for this arc in exchange for my honest review”
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Kate Read is back with another fun and colorful picture book.  This book starts off with a small, pink fish looking for someone to play with.  Things start going wrong when all the other fish mistakenly believe they hear a big, scary fish, and as the rumor spreads, the fish get more and more scared until they rush off to hide in a dark cave that turns out to be a huge fish that swallows them all!  Pink fish saves the day in the end and the rest of the grateful fish swim off in a hurry.  This is a quick and fun read, perfect for storytimes and introducing color concepts to young kids.  There's a bit after the story where the author uses the fish to explain the color wheel and other basic concepts, which I really liked.
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Oh I just love this little book! It's super catchy with simple wording for children, and the illustrations are beautiful. I also love the underlying lesson of the hazards of spreading rumours, and the inclusion of information about primary colours, colour wheels and light or darker colours at the end of the book. This would be a great choice for any Kindergarten - Grade 1 classroom!
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There's so much I love about this book, and I cannot wait to buy it for my class! First, the illustrations are absolutely stunning. I love the different ocean animals and how beautifully they are each represented. I also love the inclusion of colors, without it being a specific "This is red" kind of color story. Colors are secondary to the plot, but are emphasized and taught through that plot. Finally, I love the way the story unfolds, showcasing how rumors and "the whisper game" can make stories turn out to be something they are not. I think that toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners all will really enjoy following this short story.
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