REVIEW: Red Yellow Blue by Lysa Mullady
Red loves being red! Apples, wagons, fire trucks — he thinks all the best things are red! Yellow admires Red’s roses, but Red just wants to be left to mind his own business — why can’t Yellow mind hers?
But when Yellow and Blue go off to make frogs, shamrocks, and caterpillars, Red realizes that he may be missing out. The possibilities are endless when the colors work together!
Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers with more information on encouraging empathy and cooperation.
As it was probably intended, the cover for this book caught my eye. Those colors look adorable. But I love the way that the message comes across to young readers in the story. Red is busy, thank you, “taking his job seriously” because who wants to fail their hue? Not me. He doesn’t have time to be interrupted by Yellow admiring his roses. Alas Red just doesn’t give enough priority to being a primary color and mixing with Yellow and Blue to color pumpkins. But left all alone and lonely, he realizes what he’s missing. Thank goodness someone is there to nudge him into saying sorry and get him back with his friends to make one of the wonders of the world: a sunset. B+