Saturday, July 21, 2012

A Color Game for Chester Raccoon by Audrey Penn illustrated by Barbara L. Gibson

For years, children have followed the adventures of Chester Raccoon. In The Kissing Hand, he was comforted by his mother as he made the big transition from staying at home to going to school. He's faced bullies and moving homes and lots of other things that children might face while growing up. In A Color Game for Chester Raccoon, he discovers all of the wonderful colors that exist around him. White birds, blue flowers, orange butterflies... there is a whole rainbow of colors to explore!

The board book format is great for introducing young readers to concepts like colours. Having a friendly face like Chester Raccoon lead the lesson adds in extra fun for children. The page layout in the epub file that I read didn't seem to be in the most logical order (there were page breaks where it made more sense to have a two-page spread), but I have heard that sometimes uploading them to places like NetGalley changes the layout, so I hope that it looks great in the print version. This would be a solid addition to library concept book or board book collections, or for the personal collections of fans of The Kissing Hand.

Learn more about Chester Raccoon (and Audrey Penn) at Audrey Penn's website

I received a review copy from NetGalley courtesy of Tanglewood Press.

Find it at IndieBound. 

Read it with:
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
A Pocketful of Kisses by Audrey Penn
A Kiss Goodbye by Audrey Penn

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