Friday, January 4, 2013

Picture Book Review: Sky Color

Sky Color

Sky Color
Written and illustrated by:  Peter H. Reynolds
Published by: Candlewick Press, 2012

* What color is the sky?  Most people would probably say blue.  In this book Marisol is a young artist who loves to paint.  When her class paints a mural for the library Marisol volunteers to paint the sky.  But when she goes to the paint box there's no blue.  Marisol doesn't know how she's going to paint the sky.  A bus ride home and a dream help inspire Marisol to paint the sky.  The illustrations in this book are mostly done in shades of black, white, and gray with splashes of color, highlighting the paints and paintings. 

While we were reading this book I stopped when Marisol couldn't find blue paint and asked the kids to predict what she might do.  They thought that she could bring blue paint from home (a realistic possibility!).  It took a lot of hinting and reading on but my daughter finally came up with another, more accurate possibility.

I think this book helps children with creativity and thinking outside of the box.  It helps them see that there's more than one way to look at things.  We all enjoyed this book. 
This book was borrowed from the library.

Family Rating: 1 1/2 thumbs up .

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