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4.66  ·  Rating details ·  64 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Why be colorblind when we can be colorFULL instead?

Imani and Kayla are the best of friends who are learning to celebrate their different skin colors. As they look around them at the amazing colors in nature, they can see that their skin is another example of God's creativity! This joyful story takes a new approach to discussing race: instead of being colorblind, we can c
Kindle Edition, 32 pages
Published May 1st 2018 by B&H Kids
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May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
“Celebrating Colors God Gave Us.”

One thing I hear often is “I’m colorblind, I don’t see color.” While I understand the intent and desire, it shouldn’t be our response. Why do I say this? Because God made color and He made people look different. And He did because He is creative and loves diversity. I’m so thankful to follow a God who creates that way. If everyone were the same, the world would be so boring.

I love finding books for children that show them this beautiful truth. The truth that, tho
Vera Godley
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Experiencing a world of color from the tiniest flower to the shade or color of one's skin can be a joyful experience and this little children's book beautifully illustrates that experience and teaches that one can accept who and what one is and our differences as a perfectly normal and beautiful fact of life.

Children with fair skin, freckles, and red hair often wish they were a "normal" brown hair person and darker skinned children whose hair is thick and tightly curled might wish to be differen
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review: Colorfull This story as a meanful teaching for children. I got the meaning of the story or the moral of the story as you read. This is a great story for children of all ages. Parents should pick this one out and help teach our children what it mean to be different.The author does a wonderful job of this though pictures and story itself. She show how god created a world that is colorfull. Would you want your child to be colorblind? God made us to see colorfull and world colorfull so we sh ...more
Ray Andrus
Jun 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This very timely and relevant children’s book reminds us that we should appreciate all the colors God made, especially in relation to human appearance. As author Dorena Williamson says, “We can celebrate all our differences- the color of our skin, the texture of our hair, the shape of our eyes, nose, and lips. Every single person is part of God’s grand design.”
Beckie Burnham
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I was blown away by Colorfull, a children’s book by Dorena Williamson. While many in today’s world want us not to recognize our differences, this beautifully illustrated book celebrates the wonderful diversity throughout God’s creation. The story follows Imani, her little brother Christopher, and best friend Kayla as they explore the world right in their own backyard. Granny Mac points out the wonderfully colorful world that God created, pointing out that the variety makes the world beautif ...more
Damaris Davis
Jun 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing

I bought this for my 4 year old and can’t wait to read it with him. It is beautifully written with the illustrations to match! A wonderful book that ties humanity. and the gospel together.
Deborah Flora
Jun 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It is a beautiful and sweet book. I love its message. It embraces all the colors God made and all the variety He put into our world in so many, many ways!

I received a copy to review and all opinions are my own.
Feb 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Cute book
Sep 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love this story of three children learning that God created the world in beautiful different colors--flowers, food, bubbles, and people!
Leigh Fortner
Apr 16, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My children really connected to this story and it was a sweet way to talk about diversity and the beauty of everyone. The illustrations were vibrant and beautiful. This was a good way to talk about how we should not be “colorblind” but see how the differences in all of us are beautiful and wonderful.
May 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Seeing yourself is almost like a message. It’s saying; you matter, you are visible, and you’re valuable.” – Christian Robinson

Why pursue colorblindedness when we can be Colorfull instead?

How we answer that question is what speaker, writer, and church planter Dorena Williamson discusses in Colorfull—a joyful story and celebration about friends learning about their different skin colors.

With its rich watercolors and conversational prose, Williamson’s story points to God as the creator of a world
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May 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Racial tension is common in politics and news.

I never expected VPK in a Christian school would be my daughter's introduction to racial prejudice. It didn't take long for her to experience exclusion due to her skin color and to learn that the same classmates who excluded her also excluded people of other skin colors. And so, I had to talk with her about that. It was hard for her to understand. I tried to explain that God created us all with different skin colors and no one should be treated as l
Becca-Rae Weidel
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
Colorfull was an adorable picture book that celebrates the color all around us. The colorful illustrations draw the kids into looking at and enjoying all of the colors they see around them. It then makes the point that if we can be excited for and enjoy all of the colors we see around us, why would we then pretend to be color blind when it comes to our skin color? This book takes a gentle approach to celebrating people’s differences. Not only do I feel it was well written, but also well illustra ...more
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A beautiful book celebrating the colors God gave us. Christopher, Imani, and Kayla marvel at God's creation in their neighbor. Granny Mac teaches them the same God that created all that wonder also created various skin colors for people. The beauty of God's design is meant to be celebrated. A wonderful message with important meaning for kids and adults. This is a must-have for any family or church library. ...more
Aug 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cultural-kids
Simple and sweet. A truly beautiful reminder that God loves color. A-N-D He deeply loves us.

This book is the perfect conversation starter for those who want to teach their children that all lives matter.
Apr 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book shows God’s beautiful colors in nature as well as the different colors of skin. Genre realistic fiction
Robyn Klepfer
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-books
Super sweet book for children about the beautiful and colorful world (and people) God created.
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