Friday, April 24, 2009

Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh

This book is delightful not only for its illustrations but the intuitive method which teaches children the magic of mixing colors. Three white mice stumble across jars of paint and paint themselves yellow, blue and red. Puddles form at their feet and the mice dance in them mixing the colors green, orange and purple, a discovery extraordinaire which they put to use painting walls. The paint makes their fur sticky requiring a bath in the cat’s water dish and necessitates leaving some walls white so they can hide from the cat. Read this and then go play with colors together and discover the joy of mixing first hand as did these mice.

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