Dorena WilliamsonB&H Kids / 2018 / HardcoverOur Price$10.995 out of 5 stars for ColorFull: Celebrating the Colors God Gave Us. View reviews of this product. 6 Reviews
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VeraNorth CarolinaAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Beautifully told story & lovely illustrations that exude joyMay 24, 2018VeraNorth CarolinaAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Experiencing a world of color from the tiniest flower to the shade or color of one's skin can be a joyful experience and this little children's book beautifully illustrates that experience and teaches that one can accept who and what one is and our differences as a perfectly normal and beautiful fact of life.
Children with fair skin, freckles, and red hair often wish they were a "normal" brown hair person and darker skinned children whose hair is thick and tightly curled might wish to be different. But in Colorful: Celebrate the Colors God Gave Us leads children into accepting themselves and one another for the beautiful colors that exist.
In the back of the book, parents have guiding materials that will aid in leading their children into accepting that they are ".....remarkably and wondrously made..." from Psalm 139 and a "Think" guided discussion section.
.The story is about two best friends who are as different as night and day and their joyful discovery of color and a colorful existence. The story is sweet and has a lovely granny that leads the girls along and a kid brother that is right there in the mix of fun.
Beautifully told story and lovely illustrations that exude joy and, yes, color.
DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from the BH/Lifeway book review program on behalf of the publisher and author to facilitate this review. Opinions are my own and are freely given.
Jamie5 Stars Out Of 5Add this to your library!May 23, 2018JamieQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Celebrating Colors God Gave Us.
One thing I hear often is Im colorblind, I dont see color. While I understand the intent and desire, it shouldnt be our response. Why do I say this? Because God made color and He made people look different. And He did because He is creative and loves diversity. Im so thankful to follow a God who creates that way. If everyone were the same, the world would be so boring.
I love finding books for children that show them this beautiful truth. The truth that, though they may look different from each other, they are all Gods children. This book is fun, the illustrations adorable and I love that it celebrates this.
Finally, not only is this a cute and important story, theres also Parent Connection in the back, which comes with a verse, short discussion and questions that will help parents talk more with their kids. I love that idea and that its rooted in Scripture!
I highly recommend reading this to the littles in your life! Any recent childrens books youre loving?
(Thank you to B&H for a copy of the book. All views expressed are my own.)
Our Home of Many Blessings5 Stars Out Of 5ColorFull is WonderFull!!May 21, 2018Our Home of Many BlessingsQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Wonderfully wrote children's book that speaks beautifully on our differences inside and out. To see are colors the way God intended!
Kendra5 Stars Out Of 5ColorFullMay 21, 2018KendraQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5This eye-catching book is a great way to introduce conversations about race in a positive and gentle way. The wise "Granny Mac" helps three children (with chocolate, vanilla and caramel skin) to see and appreciate God's creative use of color in nature as a segue-way to noticing and celebrating the God's colorful creativity in peoples' skin, hair and eyes. The book includes a discussion guide.
I like that ColorFull emphasizes celebrating differences, rather than being colorblind (which no one is). As a white person, when I read about racial issues, I often wonder what an African American (or other person of color)'s perspective of that material would be. In this case, the the author and illustrators are non-white, so that is helpful to me in that regard.
My children (ages 2, 4, and 6) have asked for me to read it numerous times, so it gets the kids' seal of approval as well. =)
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my review.
Jolene5 Stars Out Of 5A great resource for parents!May 12, 2018JoleneQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Racial tension is common in politics and news.
I never expected VPK in a Christian school would be my daughter's introduction to racial prejudice. It didn't take long for her to experience exclusion due to her skin color and to learn that the same classmates who excluded her also excluded people of other skin colors. And so, I had to talk with her about that. It was hard for her to understand. I tried to explain that God created us all with different skin colors and no one should be treated as lower or higher than another.
ColorFull: Celebrating the Colors God Gave Us by Dorena Wiliamson is a beautful tool that I can use to combat her own experience of discrimination and teach her sympathy for others. In ColorFull, Imani, Kayla, and Christopher learn about colors through playtime activities and a wise Granny Mac who leads the conversation into skin color. Essentially, the message is that all skin colors were chosen by God in his wisdom and love. All are equally loved by their Creator. Rather than trying to be colorblind, we can choose to celebrate the different skin colors we have.
ColorFull is a sturdy, hard-cover, children's book featuring whimsical, vibrant illustrations by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu. My daughters haven't seen the book yet because it's a birthday gift, but I expect the illustrations to hold their attention while I read. Discussion questions, appropriate for 4-8 year olds are included. I think my two year old will enjoy the story and illustrations, but the discussion questions will be above her comprehension level.
I recommend ColorFull: Celebrating the Colors God Gave Us to anyone with children. Every child will eventually encounter racial prejudice of some form and this book can help them grow up with a healthy perspective.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
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