Description: Colors, Numbers, Letters
Leo Lionni's playful mice present the three most basic early-learning concepts in one irresistible board book. Cheerful collage mice prance across the pages as they identify the colors of the rainbow. They make math fun by counting each other. And they're up to their best tricks as they cavort, juggle and play hide-and-seek with the 26 letters of the alphabet.
A Color of His Own
Elephants are gray. Pigs are pink. Only the chameleon has no color of his own. He is purple like the heather, yellow like a lemon, even black and orange striped like a tiger! Then one day a chameleon has an idea to remain one color forever by staying on the greenest leaf he can find. But in the autumn, the leaf changes from green to yellow to red... and so does the chameleon. When another chameleon suggests they travel together, he learns that companionship is more important than having a color of his own. No matter where he goes with his new friend, they will always be alike.
The Alphabet Tree
When a fierce wind threatens to blow all the little letters out of the alphabet tree, they must band together in words - and then sentences - to create a message that’s even stronger than the wind: peace on earth. With their newfound knowledge, there's nothing the letters can't do in this gentle parable about the power of the written word.
Little Blue and Little Yellow
Little Blue and Little Yellow are best friends, but one day they can’t find each other. When they finally do, they give each other such a big hug that they turn green! How they find their true colors again concludes a wonderfully satisfying story told with colorful pieces of torn paper and very few words. This classic tale of friendship also offers a playful introduction to color concepts.
- Author: Leo Lionni
- Format: Board Book, Hardcover
- Age Range: 2 years and up
Material: Board Book, Hardcover
Brand: Penguin Random House