I think The Color Kittens is probably my favorite out of all of Margaret Wise Brown's books. Illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen, the artwork is playful and imaginative, supporting the text and bringing it to life. This book has the sweet story and delicate, musical way of rhyming that is so typical with Brown's books...but it doesn't always rhyme. I don't know about you, but when I'm reading aloud a children's book that has the exact same rhyme-rhythm pattern over and over and over, I start to feel a little bit silly. But in The Color Kittens, there is a bit of narrative, then a bit of rhyme, back and forth throughout. I love this! It gives some space for the rhyming portions to have a slight change in rhythm each time they appear.
The Color Kittens is geared for ages 3 to 7. Children will be captivated by the story and illustrations, and learn how secondary colors are created. Parents will find the graceful, natural prose a pleasure to read aloud.