Red Is The Color Of …

My daughter is a red head in case you somehow haven’t noticed. That said you can imagine when I was contacted to review a children’s book that starred a red head, I was at least interested. 

I quickly went and did an Amazon search of the book to see if it was even something that I thought my daughter would be interested in. Through my search I learned that this story was about a little girl named Tiffany, being teased about the color of her hair. At that point I was intrigued enough to check it out.

My daughter is young, and does not attend day care or preschool, so the subject of being teased is something that we have not yet encountered. Even still I like to be as prepared as possible and felt that this had the potential to be a great fit for our house.

When Grandma was recently in town I let her share this new book with K1. K1 loves books, and fixates on whom she receives things from, so I thought it would be something nice for Grandma to share with her (I already pre-read the book). Poor Grandma had to read the book three times in a row before she was able to get up. Guess K1 was making up for some of the time that Grandma has missed out on reading books to her, being so far away and all.

This story is a good length for us as a bedtime story. It is not too long, and not so short we need to read another book. Keep in mind that my daughter is three.

The pages are very colorful and the artwork accurately reflects the emotion in the story. There is a part of the story where Tiffany’s mom tells her some of the wonderful things that are red in the world, strawberries, ladybugs, rainbows, etc. There is a pretty lengthy list, and I wish that they split this into three or four pages instead of just the two that it is. There are so many things to look at and see, my daughter gets a little antsy on those pages.

Tiffany and her mom are completely believable characters, and the conversation flows between them easily. I appreciate the message. I’m thinking this might help my kids to react differently if a similar situation were to arise. The ultimate message is to love yourself and that comes across clearly.

I really think this book is a good addition to our collection, and may be one that I will be able to refer my kids to later, when/if they are teased.

If you also want to LOVE (in bright red of course) this book you can get it here at Amazon Red Is the Color Of… It comes in paperback with an extra audio option, and Kindle Edition.

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Have you used stories in books as a teaching tool to ease the hurt from teasing? 


*Disclosure This is not a sponsored post. Affiliate link included. I was given this book with the hope that I would complete a review, completing a review was not required. All opinions expressed are my own, and my differ from yours. 

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7 Responses to 'Red Is The Color Of …'

  1. mail4rosey says:

    It sounds like a good book, and even if she doesn’t get teased (knock on wood it never happens) it’ll help teach not to tease. 🙂

    She’s a cutie, btw!

  2. Andi says:

    VERY sweet….

  3. Momma Lew says:

    This looks like a great book!!!!

  4. Elisebet F says:

    How cute! I have a boy and his hair is brown, but I’m sure there are lessons in this book any kid needs to learn.

  5. Juanita says:

    I haven’t used books to teach about teasing. However, I think this is a great idea. I did have an instance when my daughter was younger where she was bullied. Wouldn’t think this would be occurring there especially since the adults were supposed to be watching the kids. Anyway, I took her out immediately because she only had a few weeks before school would be starting. However, if I would have come across such a book, I probably would have used this as a teaching tool.

  6. jheylo says:

    Aaawwww! I’m sure she loves that book because the girl in the book has red hair like her too 🙂

  7. Kathy says:

    Sounds like a cute book. Love the pictures of you and your daughter!

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