Color Me A Rainbow: Penguins Love Color by Sarah Aspinall
ONCE THERE WERE SIX LITTLE PENGUINS THAT LOVED COLORS.
And it's no wonder. Mama Penguin loves colorful flowers and has named her six chicks after her favorites.
TULIP, TIGER LILY, DANDELION, BLUEBELL, AND BROCCOLI!
(Yes. Broccoli is technically the edible flowering part of the plant!)
And not only that--each one has a matching color hat!
So one day the little penguins decide to paint Mama some surprise pictures of her favorite flowers. They pull out the paints and brushes and have at it, getting their paints all over themselves and the white ice and snow all around them. It's a mad muddle of messy colors. Mama Penguin loves her surprise portraits of her little penguins, but... she's still Mama:
"SIX LITTLE PENGUINS, YOU NEED A BATH!"
If anyone needs more color in their lives, it has to be penguins! They're black and white and live in a world of snow and ice!
And in Sarah Aspinall's new Penguins Love Colors (Scholastic Press, 2016), there's more than enough color to brighten up the Antarctic in Aspinall's eye-catching picture book, exceptional for its ebullient and enticing illustrations of penguin chicks wearing their color-coordinated little berets. It's a simple story with an effusive look at the captivating powers of contrast, with the flowery shades against black and white characters, as cute as they can be.