A Color Game for Chester Raccoon

A Color Game for Chester Raccoon

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by Audrey Penn, Barbara Leonard Gibson
     
 

In this new Kissing Hand board book, Audrey Penn brings us more maternal wisdom to solve another of early childhood’s little issues. Whether on a trip, in a restaurant or a store, children can become bored and fussy. Chester’s Favorite Game provides an activity that will entertain young children anywhere — finding things in many

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Overview

In this new Kissing Hand board book, Audrey Penn brings us more maternal wisdom to solve another of early childhood’s little issues. Whether on a trip, in a restaurant or a store, children can become bored and fussy. Chester’s Favorite Game provides an activity that will entertain young children anywhere — finding things in many colors: White, blue, yellow, red, orange, brown, and black.

Chester Raccoon Saw a bird in a tree.
"It has white feathers,"
He shouted with glee.

Ronny Raccoon said
"Let me play, too!
I see a flower That's cornflower blue!"

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Chester Raccoon Plays this game every day,
Before the night darkens And light fades away.

You can play too!
You can play day or night.
Find Chester’s colors Beginning with white.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In Chester Raccoon’s second board book, he and his friends identify colors in the woods—a “cornflower blue” flower, a yellow balloon, an orange butterfly, and a red apple for Owl Teacher. Gibson creates a lighthearted forest environment for expressive Chester and his companions, while Penn encourages readers to observe the world around them: “You can play too!/ You can play day or night./ Find Chester’s colors/ Beginning with white.” Ages 1–3. (May)
From the Publisher

"Chester Raccoon
Saw a bird in a tree.
'It has white feathers,'
He shouted with glee.

Ronny Raccoon said
'Let me play, too!
I see a flower
That's cornflower blue!'

— from the book

Kirkus Reviews
It's a shame that an examination of colors can feel so drab. Chester Raccoon (The Kissing Hand, 1993) explores a rainbow of hues found in the great outdoors. Examples (red apple, brown caterpillar) are often small and difficult to discern against the wooded backdrop; the effort would benefit from a more dynamic design geared to the toddling set. Beginning and ending with the color white, the slight tale moves spread by spread through each featured hue. The name of each color is bolded within the text, but does not otherwise stand out from the rest of the black-on-white print. Each object is named within the verse, which often suffers from the necessity of making meter and rhyme. "School's Owl Teacher / Plays while she sings / ‘See the orange butterfly / Open its wings!' " A final call for audience participation falls flat. "You can play too! / You can play day or night. / Find Chester's colors / Beginning with WHITE." Though the head-on view of Chester's friend Badger hunkered down to go eye to eye with the caterpillar is appealing, too often Chester's expression is fixedly cheerful, and the body language does not vary enough. Without developed visual characterization or effective demonstration of concept, it's best to kiss this one goodbye. (Board book. 1-3)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933718583
Publisher:
Tanglewood Press IN
Publication date:
03/20/2012
Pages:
14
Sales rank:
888,932
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

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From the Publisher
"Chester Raccoon Saw a bird in a tree.
'It has white feathers,'
He shouted with glee.

Ronny Raccoon said
'Let me play, too!
I see a flower That's cornflower blue!'

— from the book

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