Monday, June 6, 2016

The Colour Monster by Anna Llenas (Templar Publishing)

A celebration of colour, but more importantly a deep dive into our emotional states. Meet "The Colour Monster" by Anna Llenas...
The movie "Inside Out" was a game changer for both children and adults. Examining in fine (and quite often raw) detail the emotions we feel on a daily basis, the movie was an outstanding success and to some extent has changed the acceptance by kids of what their emotions mean.

Definitely no bad thing then that Anna Llenas' book "The Colour Monster" takes things a step further, introducing colour to help younger children understand their own emotional states.

Colour Monster is - to quote his little friend - all over the place. Like a crazy chaotic multi-hued rainbow, Colour Monster can't quite settle on just one colour.

The little girl is very quick to point out what's going on. The poor little guy is an emotional wreck!

Yep I'm all over the place too, I'm typing this on a monday morning before coffee!
Monster needs help, and the little girl gently guides Monster through the emotions and colours too.

Yikes. Let's hope mum can clean that up easily...!
Sometimes we soar into the sky on the most delicate hues of orange, or feel the deepest blue when we're sad or lonely. Red, well we all know about red, red really makes us ANGRY but what of a delicate lovely pink? Awww...little Monster is in LOVE!

Wowsers - No wonder Monster is confused!
Anna's characterful illustrations and delightful text are a multi-colour treat, and we thoroughly enjoyed all the emotional highs and lows experienced while reading out little monster's tale.

Charlotte's favourite bit: Loved-up monster and his wonderful pink hearts

Daddy's favourite bit: A cute and acute observation of emotions delicately and deliciously designed for young readers.

(Kindly sent to us for review by Templar Publishing)

"The Colour Monster"

Written and Illustrated by Anna Llenas

Published by Templar Publishing

Publication Date: 1st March 2016

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