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‘Hello Lilac – Good Morning, Yellow: Colors and First Words’ Book Review

'Hello Lilac - Good Morning, Yellow: Colors and First Words' Book Review

When I started homeschooling my oldest daughter when she was a preschooler, I started with lessons on colors. I followed the same lesson plans with my son, and I will do the same with my youngest daughter. To help teach the colors of the rainbow, I read many books about colors to my kiddos. When recently offered the chance to review Hello Lilac – Good Morning, Yellow: Colors and First Words written and illustrated by Judith Drews from Prestel Publishing in exchange for my honest opinion, I eagerly accepted the opportunity to add a new title to my home library.

Author/Illustrator

Currently residing in Germany, author and illustrator Judith Drews graduated from the HAW Hamburg with a degree in illustration and design. She has a wide variety of clients in the illustration industry and her books for children are available in over seventeen countries. was a member of the IO Nominating Body for the World’s Largest Award for Children and Young Adult Literature, ALMA, between 2008 and 2015 and is currently a jury member of “Journal of the Foundation Read.” She has been nominated for the German Design Award. She lives in Berlin with her partner Hans and daughter Emilie.

Synopsis

Recommended for children between the ages of 1 and 3 in preschool, Hello Lilac – Good Morning, Yellow: Colors and First Words offers a charming introduction to the world of colors with bright and playful illustrations of everyday objects in many colors of the rainbow including yellow, blue, lilac, and gold. The book also introduces an assortment of first words to expand the vocabularies of the youngest readers. The 32-page full-color hardback book currently costs $10.50 on Amazon with a list price of $14.95.

Cover of 'Hello Lilac - Good Morning, Yellow: Colors and First Words' Inside Pages of 'Hello Lilac - Good Morning, Yellow: Colors and First Words' 1

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Evaluation

My preschooler knows his colors pretty well, but I still read color books to him for review. I also read aloud to my toddler daughter to begin exposing her to color vocabulary. In fact, I recently used Hello Lilac – Good Morning, Yellow: Colors and First Words at a homeschool preschool co-op as one of the books that I read aloud to the children. My favorite part is the inclusion of some less common colors such as lilac and gold. My oldest daughter, who is 7 and finishing up second grade, loved when I got to the gold pages. She is a fan of playing princess and queen and loves all things that sparkle, so noble gold was right up her alley.

In addition to the color words, Hello Lilac – Good Morning, Yellow also introduces many other vocabulary words to little readers. Each two-page spread focuses on a color and objects that come in that color. For example, the pages featuring red include items such as a heart, beetle, rose, balloon, and raspberries. The lilac pages feature a monster, plum, berries, bubbles, and boot. All three of my kiddos enjoy looking at the pictures throughout the book. My oldest daughter loves reading aloud to her baby sister. My preschooler son also enjoys pointing out the things that he knows throughout the pages.

Final Verdict

If you are searching for a book about colors to share with your toddler or preschooler, I definitely recommend checking out Hello Lilac – Good Morning, Yellow: Colors and First Words written and illustrated by Judith Drews from Prestel Publishing. Recommended for children between the ages of 1 and 3, the bright and playful book introduces a world of colors as well as new vocabulary. All three of my children enjoy the title. My youngest two love listening to me read the words out loud. All three also like looking at the colorful illustrations. I even used the title in a recent homeschool preschool co-op. The book was a definite hit in The Parenting Patch home!

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‘Hello Lilac – Good Morning, Yellow: Colors and First Words’ Book Review © 2019 Heather Johnson
Cover of ‘Hello Lilac – Good Morning, Yellow: Colors and First Words’ © 2019 Heather Johnson
Inside Pages of ‘Hello Lilac – Good Morning, Yellow: Colors and First Words’ 1 © 2019 Heather Johnson
Inside Pages of ‘Hello Lilac – Good Morning, Yellow: Colors and First Words’ 2 © 2019 Heather Johnson
Inside Pages of ‘Hello Lilac – Good Morning, Yellow: Colors and First Words’ 3 © 2019 Heather Johnson

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