Fiona Fairybread and the Colour Red

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Cheryl Ann Knights (text) and Leigh Hedstrom (illustrator), Fiona Fairybread and the Colour Red, Little Steps, 2018, 32 pp., RRP $14.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780648267331

This paperback part of a series intended to introduce very young children to the concept of colour, the first book focusing on yellow.  Everything that Fiona Fairybread owns – from her clothes to her car, not to mention her hair and her lipstick – is bright red.  She eats red fruit and vegetables and grows red flowers.  This is all recounted in often strained rhyming couplets when a straightforward prose may have been easier on the ear.

Red obviously features strongly in the illustrations but Leigh Hedstrom has introduced some complementary colours as effective relief.  Suitable for ages 3-6.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Douglas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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