FEATURE✨ This poetry book is SO great! Who knew there were so many beautiful shades of the color brown! Through colorful poetry, author Malathi Michelle Iyengar travels the rich spectrum of shades within the color brown, from swirls of henna decorating ochre hands and feet at an Indian wedding to cinnamon lips smiling over a cup of café con leche to leaves drifting like stars onto upturned russet faces in the fall. The poetry, along with the gorgeous pastel illustrations, encourages young ones to embrace each other's differences while building self-esteem and a healthy self-image.
The shades of brown include: tan, sienna, topaz, bay, sepia, cocoa, ocher, beige, sandalwood, coffee, adobe, tamarind, spruce and nutmeg. After reading this book children will likely appreciate the color brown and see what a valuable and beautiful color it is. It also has some fantastic vocabulary words throughout - just beautiful! If you ever hear someone refer to brown as an "ugly" color please refer them to this book. It's great for children and adults alike.
@hereweeread chose our #kidlitpicks theme this month, and Tan to Tamarind: Poems About the Color Brown, by Malathi Michelle Iyengar and Jamel Akib, is her recommendation. April is #nationalpoetrymonth. For a great selection of #poetryandhaikubooks look out for the tag throughout the month. Get your bookshelves stocked and ready. Share your favourites. #readyourworld #diversityillustration