Bibliographic Information: Ehlert, Lois. Color Zoo. [S.l.]: HarperFestival, 1997. Print.
Brief Annotation: This story talks about many different types of shapes and makes direct connections to children because animals are formed from the different shapes.
Grade Level: K-2
Readers who will like this: This story is simple but it has a big message; showing students both colors and shapes. Students who enjoy animals will enjoy being able see them in terms of different shapes.
Rating/ Response: 5 – This story is not very complex but it still gets a big idea across; how shapes form different animals and other things we may see every day.
One question you would ask before a read aloud: What shapes do you know?
Reading strategy: Mathematics
Rationale for strategy: Students are introduced to shapes – and being able to demonstrate this topic in terms of a story will aid in forming their understanding.
Posted by: Katie de St. Aubin