Penguins Love Colors

By Sarah Aspinall

ISBN: 9780545876544

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Brought to you by OBS reviewer Caro



With colors as bright as sunshine, six little penguins paint a bold, cheerful surprise for Mama Penguin on a beautiful snowy-white landscape.

Mama loves brightly colored flowers and her little penguins too! Tulip, Tiger Lily, Dandelion, Bluebell, Violet and Broccoli use red, orange, yellow, blue, purple, and green to color in their snowy world and paint a colorful surprise for Mama. Will she know who painted what? Of course she will! But will YOU know?

Simple language and arresting, graphic illustrations introduce readers to the six primary and secondary colors and the adorable antics of six creative little penguins. A lively text, asking children to participate by answering questions, makes this an engaging, heartwarming story that is perfect for bedtime, storytime, or anytime.


I confess I chose this book because of the cover, but that is the designer in me 🙂

On the other hand, I really liked this short story. As the synopsis describes, the six little penguins love colors and when it comes to gifting their mother with a present, the little penguins put their imagination and creativity to work by using their favorite colors and brushes.

I likes the illustration and how sach little penguin has its distinctive characteristic. The penguins are named after different colored flowers, but when they take off their colorful bonnets you can see that the top of their heads are different, just like how their eyes are never looking at the same direction, which makes them look comical.

The book’s recommended age is for children from ages four to eight, easy to read, follow, and interact with. The bright colors catch the eyes’ attention and it helps children remember primary and secondary colors by relating them to different flowers.

All in all, Penguins Love Colors is a good read and recommendation for any age reader with its attractive bright colors.

P.S. Brocolli was my favorite name 😉

*OBS would like to thank the publisher for supplying a free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review*