Welcome to KIWIreviews - product reviews
•  click here to return to the homepage  •
Welcome visitor.Join us or log in

Product reviews on kiwireviews.nz : Sunday 22nd May 2022 - 07:16:23

QuickSearch for:    What is QuickSearch?
QuickJump to:    What is QuickJump?
logon name: p/w:  
I want to:

You Are Here...

Home > Categories > Books > Kids - Preschool > What Colour is the Sky? review

« Black Spiral #2 - Lone Wolf reviewBlack Spiral #2 - Lone WolfNadia Lim's Marvin Makes a Friend reviewNadia Lim's Marvin Makes a Friend »

Score: 10.0/10  [1 review]
5 out of 5
ProdID: 8987 - What Colour is the Sky?
Written by Laura Shallcrass

What Colour is the Sky?
Sample/s Supplied by:
Click to search for all products supplied by Beatnik Publishing

Disclosure StatementFULL DISCLOSURE: A number of units of this product have, at some time, been supplied to KIWIreviews by Beatnik Publishing or their agents for the purposes of unbiased, independent reviews. No fee was accepted by KIWIreviews or the reviewers themselves - these are genuine, unpaid consumer reviews.
November 2021

What Colour is the Sky? product reviews

Proud to promote NZ productsHare and Pihoihoi are enjoying a beautiful dawn breaking over the meadow when Pihoihoi wonders aloud, "What colour is the sky?"

Hare thinks it is blue, but when they talk to Hedgehog, Snail, Mouse, Frog and Ruru, the other creatures each say the sky is a different colour. Why does this happen?

This book explores the idea that all of us see from different perspectives. Through its beautiful illustrations, it explores the wonder of nature and shows young children the importance of listening and respecting other opinions, even when we see things differently.

Check out Beatnik Publishing onlineClick here to see all the listings for Beatnik Publishing Visit their website They do not have a Twitter account Check them out on Facebook They do not have a YouTube Channel They do not have a Pinterest board They do not have an Instagram channel They do not have a TikTok channel

colour   frog   hare   hedgehog   laura shallcross   mouse   perspective   pihoihoi   pipit   ruru   sky   snail   nzmade
Other listings you may be interested in:
The Language of Stones 3: Whitemantle (The Third Coming of Arthur)The Language of Stones 3: Whitemantle (The Third Coming of Arthur)Into a Dark RealmInto a Dark Realm
Rating: 9.4
Journeys in the Dead SeasonJourneys in the Dead SeasonThe New Space Opera - 2The New Space Opera - 2
Rating: 9.5
InDesign CS5 for DummiesInDesign CS5 for Dummies
Rating: 8.8
Mortal Engines : 7 : Scrivener's MoonMortal Engines : 7 : Scrivener's Moon
Rating: 9.8
Blue Moon BirdBlue Moon Bird
Rating: 10.0
Wings of Fire: The Dragonet ProphecyWings of Fire: The Dragonet Prophecy
Rating: 10.0
A Taste of MagicA Taste of Magic
Rating: 9.3
The Magic School Bus Presents The Magic School Bus Presents 
Rating: 10.0
Half a KingHalf a King
Rating: 9.0
The MarvelsThe Marvels
Rating: 9.0
Rating: 10.0

Product reviews...

Everyone is welcome to post a review. You will need to Join up or log in to post yours.

Click here to read the profile of savta

Review by: savta (Jo)
Dated: 4th of January, 2022

Link to this review Report this review


This Review: 10/10
Age Appropriate:
Score 10 out of 10
Score 10 out of 10
Value for Money:
Score 10 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 10 out of 10

One of the most important lessons that a child can learn is that people can have different opinions - sometimes poles apart - and that this is ok. Respect for another's beliefs is fundamental to a civilised society, and individual differences just serve to make people more interesting. Diversity is a strength in the animal kingdom, and after all humans are just one species on this planet. Being insular and exclusionist is a recipe for disaster in the long term. This applies whether it is social or physical. Many wars have started because of intolerance, whether on racial or ideological grounds; some of the leaders that started those wars should have read this book when they were children!

The book takes this idea and presents it in a format that is accessible even to the very young. Miss Five and Mr Three were able to follow the story without difficulty, and quickly grasped the different ways the main characters saw the sky. It is easy for little ones to tell the difference between a sunny day, when the sky appears to be mainly blue, and a rainy or foggy day when it is quite another colour. And then night-time offers another perspective entirely! Hare and Pihoihoi and their friends are able to engage children's imaginations in a non-threatening, entertaining way. Not only does this help them to make sense of the world around them, but the process is thoroughly enjoyable.

Shallcrass' artwork is stunning. The adults who read the book with the children were completely captivated - one of them described the illustrations as breathtaking. They are the sort of pictures that hold appeal for a wide age range, not just children - in fact, one or two would not be out of place framed and hung on a wall as a point of focus. I especially liked the detail in the snail section (just before Snail's answer) and the picture of Mouse sitting on Frog's back. To me, the artwork is reminiscent of a fusion of Maori and Japanese styles.

The book includes a section on scientific facts - a little too advanced for Miss Five and Mr Three, but of great interest for the adults and older children. As the two smallest children get older, they too will benefit from this information. Children are naturally curious so they will graduate to exploring this section as and when they are ready. It is useful that the book is presented in a strong binding which means it will last many years of robust handling from small fingers. Incidentally, a few years ago I kept bees, and was intrigued to learn that bees too cannot see the range of colours that humans can. They can see blues but not reds. And my beekeeping costume was white because that is a neutral colour for bees so it would not aggravate them!

Guest comments...

Random listing from 'Books'...

Score: 9.6
Product reviews for listing 5581: The Last Thirteen #08 - 6 -  Written by: James Phelan

Product image for The Last Thirteen #08 - 6As Sam is drawn into an age-old battle for the Dreamscape. Even more confusing is that the next Dreamer seems to know as much as Sam about the importance of her dreams and the search for the Gears.

From the Kremlin in Moscow to the wilds of Siberia, Sam is involved in a race-within-the-race with an old adversary with a sinister way of staying one step ahead. The more Sam and his friends dream, the less they will remember.

Go to the listing

General Disclaimer...

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Do not copy content from this page. Creative Commons Licence All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the Knock Out News Group. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of kiwireviews.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, on the premise that they have been submitted as the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.

"Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book."
Ronald Reagan (1911 - 2004)

KIWIreviews Help GuideClick here for the Help Guide