This Book Is Gray
Gray just wants to be included. But the other colors are always leaving him out. So he decides to create his own project: an all-gray book. Once upon a time, there lived a wolf, a kitten, and a hippo
Gray just knows its going to be perfect. But as he adds page after page, the Primary and Secondary colors show upand they arent quite so complimentary.
A book within a book,...more
I went into this book apprehensively. I am pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoy this story. We start out with the other bright primary and secondary ...more
No matter your age, you'll laugh with Gray and his colorful friends through every page. And maybe, just maybe, you'll learn an interesting thing or two about colors.
My little kid panelists (2 to 5) found the illustrations charming but the text had to be simplified for their comprehension.
The book is short, and we will try it again in about a year to see if the result is different. Ward wants to pack in some terms that may need to be skipped for younger readers. Still, this is a charming effort to enlighten the subject.
Love your neighbor
November 1, 2019
Review of Kindle edition
Publication date: December 1, 2019
Publisher: Two Lions
I downloaded this book through the Amazon First Reads Program for our daughter. We sat down and read the book together. She complained that the print in the Kindle edition is too small on my 7" screen. Perhaps this book would look much better with a larger screen. She enjoyed the story but was not excited about it. She ...more
I could see where Gray had a point. My eyes weren't used to looking at gray illustrations. Everything looked strange, probably because artists avoid gray in their art. It's a complicated color with many shades. After reading this book, I still don't ...more
Concept skill: colors
Ward seamlessly includes some complex color vocabulary including primary, secondary, and achromatic, but the story is ultimately muddled by "friends" that borderline as bullies. When these persistent colors talk over and ignore Gray's desire to have one book to himself, they eventually come around to listening to him--by finally including Gray in their artwork. The badgering and "too cool" quality of the colors makes it hard to see them as the good ...more
This book says it's about gray, but it veers quickly away from the charming premise into psychobabble and a reversal of the premise. If you want abook about valuing the unnoticed potential of individuals who get overlooked, look elsewhere. Thus isn't that book. There's very little in this book about gray and it's value.
The only thing I slightly didn't like was the use of the word "guys"--but I always am bothered by that, so nothing pointedly against this book or anything.
I am so confused and conflicted because I both enjoyed parts of this book and felt like it completely failed in its mission. As an adult, I appreciated the sarcastic humour and liked the art for being cute. However, I don't believe children will understand this type of story or even be able to grasp the underlying message. I'm not even sure I can grasp the message myself, seeing how far it deviates from what's promised.
This isn't ...more
As the primary and secondary colors work together to build a colorful rainbow, Gray watches with envy. Theres no gray in the rainbow, after all, and hes feeling left out. So Gray decides to make his own book, one with nothing but gray: a ...more
Two Lions, Expected Dec 1, 2019
Childrens book: colors, marginalizing
Amazon First Picks
The cover is cute and totally appealing in spite of its lack of bright and cheerful colors. The values of gray and the energy created by the brushstrokes used work well. And then there is our little guy Gray himself there with his tiny pink cheeks cheering us on and inviting us into his book.
Gray is feeling quite despondent since he is always left out when it comes to ...more
I loved this book! It's cute and full of color. Each color had a distinct personality and clothes, it was adorable!
I want to note that this is NOT compatible with the Kindle Paperwhite. Luckily, it worked fine on my phone, but it doesn't allow for zooming in either to read really small words. I feel that Amazon should not sell ebooks that are incompatible with their own products. At least warn a person. Geez!
As Gray starts to share the story, the primary and secondary colors show up and want to be a part of the story. They are critical of Grays story saying its too dark and ...more
This is a book for kids of course, but my favourite colour is grey so it was nice to see some grey love!
I'm not going to rate this because I'm clearly not the demographic, but yay to grey.