Every Color by Erin Eitter Kono is a wonderful story of unexpected friendship between a young girl and a polar bear. The polar bear is tired of his life without any color and so used to seeing only white: white snow, white ice, etc. The pair meet and go on a journey around the world exploring different landmarks bursting with color.
The illustrations show little episodes of the travels and each page spread highlights a different color. The duo journey across the world and stop to visit famous landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty and the Sydney Opera House.
I absolutely loved this story and believe it would appeal to both younger and older readers alike. The illustrations are simply beautiful and the contrast of the colors and white space show amazing vignettes of the story and the passing of time. The text, though it be simple, matches the whimsical story. The addition of the landmarks also brings in great potential for cross-curricular connections.
Post by Olivia Pelletiere