Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Book Review: Red & Yellow's Noisy Night

I love children's books. You should see my kids' playroom! My husband had to make a bookcase to hold all of their books! I'm actually very particular about my books. I tend to lean towards educational books and I think it's because of my former job. My favorite part of classroom guidance (I was a school counselor for an elementary school) was using books to teach lessons. Lucky me, I just found the perfect book that can be used in a classroom setting but also with your kids at home.

"THE OLIVE BRANCH: RED & YELLOW’S NOISY NIGHT (April 2012; $14.95) is a delightfully charming bedtime story book that teaches children about conflict resolution and mutual respect. Written by Josh Selig (founder of Little Airplane Productions and creator of The Wonder Pets) RED & YELLOW’S NOISY NIGHT shows children just how easy—and fun!—it can be to get along with others.

This adorable book is based on an animated TV series that currently airs on over 100 channels around the world. With simple text and humorous illustrations, RED & YELLOW’S NOISY NIGHT provides the perfect peace-keeping message for children and the adults who love them."

My Take: I love this book for several reasons! First, it's simple to read. My kids are 3 and 4. My 3 year old has a very short attention span so the less words the better for him! Second, I love the colors. Both of my kids are proud of their color naming skills so this is great practice. Every time I turned the page my son would say, "there's red, there's yellow". Finally, I love this book because it's all about compromise. Anyone who has a sibling knows about the importance of compromising! It's exactly what I have been trying to teach my kids and trust me it's not an easy lesson to teach for kids or adults! As a matter of fact I can see using this book in adult team building exercises/workshops! We can always use a refresher on compromising, especially in the workplace!

I'd also like to add that this book is written by the creator of The Wonder Pets! and 3rd and Bird! My kids used to watch both of those shows! So it's definitely worth checking out! I'm also hoping to see more Red and Yellow adventures in the future! ;)

Buy it: The Olive Branch: Red & Yellow's Noisy Night will be in available in stores and online this April 2012. This hardback book will retail for $14.95.

Win it: I have one copy of the book Red & Yellow to giveaway. This giveaway is open to the US only. It will begin on March 20 and end on April 3. Just fill out the simple rafflecopter form to enter.

 Disclosure: This book was provided to me at no charge in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
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4 comments:

  1. I would love to see it used as a team builder!

    I have a hard time compromising on technology (TV/puter/iPod...) because I remember what it's like to be a kid and not want to do chores and just want to have fun. It's a hard line to walk sometimes!

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  2. This is a cute little book! My kids LOVE Wonder Pets! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog tonight!

    Sarah

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  3. My kids love the Wonder Pets too! Seeing how positive this review is I think I will definitely check get this book for my kids.

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  4. Deciding on a place to eat.

    felecia@twinoaksfl.org

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