Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Mike Boldt
Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s Books
Who will win in this epic battle for the spotlight? Vibrant Colors or multifaceted Shapes? The teams of Shapes and Colors both bring their best as they try to steal the show. Red combines with Blue and Yellow to create secondary colors of Purple and Orange. Triangles trampoline together to create a four-sided Square. The story brings out bigger and more complex shapes and colors, including Jade and Maroon, Heptagons and Irregular Polygons. It all ends in a collision of colors and shapes as they realize that together they can create something beautiful, the spotlight going to both Colors AND Shapes.
Written and illustrated by Mike Boldt, Colors versus Shapes is bright and clever book that teaches about different shapes and colors through the setting of a stage competition. It’s perfect for preschoolers or kindergarten students who are learning about various colors and shapes, and is even good for grades 1-3, where knowledge of shape and color is expanding. This book can be used as a tool in an art or math lesson, or an example of literary craft, putting inanimate objects into a personified setting. Or read it just for fun! Regardless of the use, children are sure to laugh at the lengths that both Shapes and Colors go to steal the show!