Imagine a world without colour…what would that be like? There would be no rainbows. The oranges and browns of the autumn leaves…gone. Chameleons wouldn’t be able to change colour. The coral reef would be a lot less colourful. And zebras would be plain old black and white…oh, wait a minute. Colour makes the world go round and a world without colour is no fun at all…
The colours that make up our world bring individuality, character and wonder. The rich tapestry of our planet stitched together by all the colours of the rainbow. The blues of the oceans, the greens of the rainforests, the reds of the outback, the yellows of the desert, the whites of the polar icecaps, the greys of the the mountains, the earthy colours of the woods, the purples of the Northern Lights.
In Colour Makes the World Go Round! Christopher Nielsen invites readers to envisage a world with colour and then without. This is simply done through sketches across facing pages - one in black and white, the other in colour - with illustrations that cleverly combine and often blend into one.
A young protagonist leads readers through this whimsical adventure as she playfully and curiously explores a colourful and colourless world. Rainbows, animals, nature, oceans and people are all encountered as the little girl celebrates that colour, in all its forms, makes the world a much more interesting place; ‘Colour is so beautiful. Colour makes us special. Colour makes the world go round.’
Sure to generate discussions about all the colours of the rainbow, the joy they bring to our world and will have imaginations running wild with visions of what all sorts of things would look like without their colours (except zebras, because zebras are awesome just the way they are). I wonder what we would call an orange if it lost its orange-ness?
A thought-provoking, colour-filled treat!
Recommended for 2+.
With huge thanks to Walker for the copy I received in exchange for an honest review.