Bibliographic Info: Murphy, Chuck Color Surprises Little Simon (1997) 10pp $13.95 Formats: Hardcover, ISBN-13: 978-0689815041 Interest Level: babies – 8 years old Genre: Pop-Up Themes: Colors, Animals, Opposites
Summary: Color Surprises captures and projects the color spectrum with animal kingdom pop-ups. Each page features a color box which readers can open (with a push or pull) to reveal an animal or animals that represent the color.
Color Surprises was given the StorytimeWOW Marquee Seal on May 8th, 2015 and has been selected for the PictureBookWOW collection at storytimeWOW.com.
Review: Wonder and delight await readers of this pop-up masterpiece by Chuck Murphy. Color Surprises is just that. Get ready for eye-popping and gasp-inducing fun. Each page of this book features a solid-colored square that can be opened to reveal one of nature’s glorious creatures. Pink is a flamingo. Red is a starfish. Orange is a tiger. The pleasure of this book lies in its animal surprises. Children of all ages will be entertained and engaged. It may even become one of your child’s treasured favorites.
Storytime: It’s easy to create an engaging guessing game in storytime with Chuck Murphy’s Color Surprises. Ask groups of children if they can guess what animal is hiding behind each color. Lift the flaps and kids will be mesmerized as they watch colors literally pop out of their color boxes.
Watch eyes widen and mouths close as you read this book during storytime. I chose to include this little masterpiece because it truly has storytimeWOW!
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