White Rabbit’s Color Book (Alan Baker)

By , March 13, 2008 10:17 am

Tuesday morning is story time at our local library. This week’s book was so cute that I was moved to write it up as my recommended book of the week: White Rabbit’s Color Book written and (very sweetly!) illustrated by Alan Baker.

This is the story of an adorable white rabbit who finds three pots of paint, red, blue, and yellow. Since these are all primary colors, you can probably see where the plot is headed! Sure enough, white rabbit decides to jump in the paint and turn himself different colors, but some of the color changes are rather surprising. For example when he jumps in yellow he turns yellow, but when he hops into the blue paint after that, does he come out blue? No, he is green of course!

The adorably detailed illustrations are what really make this book stand-out. It is a fun way to introduce the confusing concept of mixing colors. It might be a fun accompaniment to an art session (or homeschool lesson?). Plus the rabbit theme is very appropriate for a nice springtime or Easter read.

While finding the links on Amazon, I see that Alan Baker has written a whole series of other cute-looking educational rabbit books. This is a series worth checking out!

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3 Responses to “White Rabbit’s Color Book (Alan Baker)”

  1. Jenny says:

    CJ LOVES these books! I’ve gotten most of them all for her via Paperbackswap. I don’t think we have this one, though- it would have come in handy for our color mixing earlier this week!

  2. Marsha says:

    Thanks so much for the suggestion! My local library has this book, so I’m going to check it out soon!

  3. Summer says:

    Ohh, that looks like a cute book. :)

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