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All the Colors of the Earth (Mulberry Books) (1994)

by Sheila Hamanaka

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This book talks about how all the colors of the earth represent children. and talks about skin color and hair types such as a brown bear, the golden grass of the savanna, and the pink sand of the beach. This story explains how colors can be blended together and how everyone should accept others for who they are.
I thought this book was inspiring and the author did a very good job of writing it to help not only children but adults understand the way nature can be communicated.
In a classroom I would use this book in art class to spark creativity and beauty in the children and their art pieces. ( )
  carlibmiller | Feb 23, 2014 |
Reveals in verse that despite outward differences children everywhere are the same and are all lovable. A book celebrating the different colors of children and the different colors of love.
Source: La Petite Academy
Ages: Preschool-Pre K
  Miss_Tonya | Oct 28, 2013 |
This book talks about different people and different colors of the earth. Great for preschool age.
  CindiH | Oct 28, 2013 |
All the Colors of the Earth is a multicultural children’s book. This is a great story to teach children about the world around them and the different types of people in it. It explains that children and people are created to resemble all the different colors of the earth. The author uses words the children easily recognize and can differentiate between to describe the differences in physical appearance that they may observe in the children around them.

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I really enjoyed this book. It makes a topic that can sometimes be a complicated and difficult to explain and describes the differences in physical appearance of the people around them in a way that children can relate to and understand. It simplifies a complex and challenging issue to level that children can grasp and more easily comprehend.

Classroom Extension:
1. Assign each student one partner. Supply children with peach, white, brown, black, and orange. Have them mix what they perceive to be their skin color. Next, instruct each child cover their hand in their mixture of paint and have them press their hand onto one side of a heart shaped piece of paper. Then have the student’s switch hearts and press their hand onto the opposite side of their partner’s heart, leaving two different handprints side by side. You can then put these creations on a bulletin board with the heading, "Friendship Comes in Many Colors!"

2. Put some water color paints on a sheet of paper. Have children use water bottles to spray the sheet. Let them watch as all of the colors run and blend together to make something beautiful. After the demonstration talk to the children about how everyone is different but they all blend together in work and play to make the world beautiful and wonderful.
  cortneynmcclure | Oct 24, 2013 |
This book is great, because compare the different colors that we find in nature with the variety of children's skin color and hair.
A great source for children to get a better understanding about race.
Age group: 4-7 Years old
Source: Pierce County library
  marita65 | May 17, 2013 |
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To Suzy and Kiyo and all the other children of the earth.
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Children come in all the colors of the earth--
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Celebrate the colors of children and the colors of love--not black or white or yellow or red, but roaring brown, whispering gold, tinkling pink, and more.

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Reveals in verse that despite outward differences children everywhere are essentially the same and all are lovable.

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