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What If Your Best Friend Were Blue? [Kindle Edition]

Vera Kochan , Viviana Garofoli
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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What if your best friend were blue? What if your doctor were yellow? Would it change things? A child imagines what the world would be like if people in his community each had a different skin color. Child-friendly acrylic illustrations and a strong read-aloud text gently teach colors while showing that it’s what’s on the inside that counts.

About the Author

Vera Kochan is a Marshall Cavendish author.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2375 KB
  • Print Length: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Two Lions (Jan. 5 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006TMKE3Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #89,404 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Adorable Jan. 4 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This was an adorable story with colorful illustrations. A good book for beginner readers. Bought for my grade one son.
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Amazon.com: 3.8 out of 5 stars  44 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not well formatted - FIXED Oct. 18 2012
By Marcos - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a nice book, albeit very short. I mean nice probably in the printed form, because in Kindle it is a disaster. There was no attention to the move to the kindle format, so the illustrations and the text just fall randomly wherever they want. Not nice when you are reading to a five year book.
This would be very easy to fix: just a big illustration for each page, with the eventual text below. Obvious, isn't it ?

When we compare this poorly executed disaster with the beautiful iBook works available for children, it doesn't stand a chance.

UPDATE Dec 2012

After this review, a representative from the publisher called me to say the book had been fixed. It was good customer service. She didn't ask for an update in the review, but I think the book deserves more stars, because it now works fine.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's good to make your child aware March 27 2013
By Karin O. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Vine Customer Review of Free Product
Most kids now a days don't seem to see others as colors. It's a fact. My daughter is Korean, Scottish and Italian. I am adopted and I come from a very diverse family, my husband doesn't. It doesn't matter where you live, it's still good to teach your kids that you treat others with respect. It's not just even about color in my opinion. I loved this book. I thought it was cute and still fun to read to my 3 month old.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Simple story of skin color not mattering... but it felts like it should rhyme and it didn't. March 28 2013
By dinglefest - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Vine Customer Review of Free Product
"What if your [insert person] were [insert a color that isn't a natural skin color]?" That wouldn't change the person they are underneath.

That's the message of this book as babysitters are orange, teachers are red (actually, more pink than red), firefighters are purple, best friends are blue, doctors are yellow and policewomen are green. No mater what color they are, they can still be helpful and friendly. For our family, which includes multiple skin colors through adoption, it's a story that my kids live out already but is nice to have reaffirmed in book form.

My only issue was that it felt stilted because something about the flow made it seem to me like it should rhyme. I'm perfectly fine with children's book that don't rhyme, but I kept being thrown off by the cadence of this because the rhymes never came as expected. It still works, and the kids didn't mind, so this could just be a quirk of mine!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A short and simple book teaches colors and color-blind friendship March 27 2013
By E. Barron - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Vine Customer Review of Free Product
This is a cute book that teaches colors and makes that it doesn't matter what color our friends and helpers are. I liked this little book, but it is so short that it is only for very young children. I would probably pass on buying this book and check it out from the library instead. It could be a fun read once or twice, but nothing particularly clever about it will keep a child's attention for repeated reads.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very cute March 27 2013
By Patricia Brouillette - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Vine Customer Review of Free Product
This is a book worth reading to your kids. It definitely aimed towards younger kids and gives you a chance to help them learn that it doesn't matter if someone looks different on the outside, it is what is on the inside. Even if the firefighter is purple, he will still put out the fire. With the ethnic diversity of the world, this is a nice book to help introduce the fact that where it matters, we are all the same. My daughter also really enjoyed me reading it to her.
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