All the Colors of the Earth
Included in Brightly.com's 2017 list of recommended diverse poetry picture books for kids, this beautifully illustrated book "celebrates the beauty of diversity to the fullest through engaging, rhyming text," commented Cha ...more
More specifically, the elements of unity and inclusion are portrayed through the story, hence a wonderful book that will allow the understanding of togetherness. Children will also recognise the different races and skin colour that exist, which will encourage the development of diversity. ...more
Summary:: This is a very simple book that compares the colors of children to various aspects of the world. It mentions their hair textures and colors, skin colors, and makes comparisons to the sky, wheat, honey, animals, and other natural colors on earth.
Evaluation:This is a very simple book written in poetic lines, that is full of imagery and comparison. It is an excellent book to use for children to understand that people have different colors and it is completely normal just like the differ...more
Accompanied by music, as well as animal and nature sounds, All the Colors of the Earth addresses the many skin tones and heritages found in our world. Hamanaka relates the ideas of diversity to physical entities found in nature. The sound of fallen leaves, running water, and the wind enhance the listeners' experience. Children's hair may ...more
I really liked this book and the message that it brings! Children don't always see different skin color, etc., because they are filled ...more
The colors of the earth are very nicely related to the variations of skin colors.
I can see a possibility that young children may unintentionally attach a stigma to some of the skin colors depending on the animal they are related to. For example, with the phrase "The roaring brown of bears" is a ...more
This book really flows the language used is expert. There is a great deal of assonance and alliteration used. The assonance helps the flow of the story in that not everything rhymes perfectly but it flows well because the different word types are so well selected. I also like it how the words on the page seem to bounce on the page because there are not written in a straight line. The story could be a poem or a song.
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I think that this book would ...more