2 Of The Best Stories About Colors for Believers

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As far as stories about colors go, there are a lot of solid options out there. But I was recently given 2 brand new children’s books about colors through Celebrate Lit, and Wow!

You are not going to want to miss these books. If you have:

  • kids 10 or younger, these are for you!
  • any imagination, these are for you!
  • A love of Narnia, these are for you!

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Sweet Stories About Colors

Books make learning fun, and I can still remember a few sweet stories about colors from my childhood.

Books that stand out in my mind were more than just stories about colors. They were dual-purpose, teaching about kindness, or generosity, or yes, even greed. Because we can learn more than just colors when reading children’s books about colors!

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My Favorite Children’s Books About Colors

I’m only going to share a couple of my favorite children’s books about colors here, because the best are being featured on the Celebrate Lit book tour below.

Mr Rabbit and the Lovely Present

This one is golden! The girl is trying to find a lovely present for her mother, and Mr Rabbit is full of beautiful, colorful suggestions. This is one of those children’s books about colors that I’ll never forget!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

And as far as children’s books about colors go, the Very Hungry Caterpillar is great! There’s colors, healthy choices, greed, and the whole “caterpillar to butterfly” transformation. Which reminds me of my pal Hermie, and the wonderful books with life lessons by Max Lucado!

The Best Stories About Colors for Believers

2 Amazing Christian Stories About Colors

Today’s features are 2 incredible children’s books about colors! WhiteSpark Publishing is thrilled to bring readers young and old two delightful stories about color!

Isaac’s Ice Cream Tree The Fun of Children’s Color Books

 Isaac loves the sugar maple in his yard, and he can’t help but feel bad for it when its branches are winter-bare. He decides to give it a gift…and is surprised when the tree returns the favor in the new morning snow, presenting him with balls of…ice cream!But how long can this magic last with spring on the horizon? A magical exploration through the colors of the rainbow, the days of the week, and some of our favorite fruits that is sure to delight. 

Click here to purchase Isaac’s Ice Cream Tree. 

Click here for a free printable coloring page. (2MB) 

Why I Loved Isaac’s Ice Cream Tree

Isaac’s Ice Cream Tree is so good! From the God-given imagination of a shy 6 year old, there’s a lot of fun here!

With unspoken lessons on Compassion, Perseverance and Friendship, this sweet story is practical as well.

Honestly, though, I wish I lived next to that particular sugar maple! I’d love to be friends with a tree like that! My 5-year-old son giggled throughout the story and was impressed with both the illustrations and the story.

I particularly liked the dedication, where we learned the story behind the story, too A nice treat!

One thing to note, on this story about colors. If you are avoiding exposing your kids to all forms of magic, then skip this book. I have a dear friend who is doing this, at least for the early years, to avoid the confusion of good/harmless/white magic vs bad magic.

If you are ok with the magic of imagination and discovery, for instance: a tree that takes your gift of a banana and gives you banana ice cream in exchange, then Isaac’s Ice Cream Tree is one of those must read children’s books about colors!

2 stories about colors: Book covers

When God Made Color: Children’s Color Books That Celebrate The Diversity of Creation

 The wonders of creation spread out before us in all the glories of the rainbow…the deep purples and blues of night, the bright yellows of day, the pinks and oranges of flowers. And of course, the colors of all the creatures…including us! These sumptuous fine art illustrations will thrill parent and child alike!  

 Click here to purchase When God Made Color

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Why When God Made Color Is So Wonderful

When God Made Color is one of the most beautiful children’s books about colors ever! The illustrations draw you in to the creation story on another level.

Everything is so vibrant that you can’t help but get excited. You might start reading in almost a whisper, but I highly doubt that you could keep it soft.

The colors leap off the page and everything is alive. When God Made Color goes right through the creation week in living color. The climax of all the colors of the people God made, is stunning!

I may just have a vivid imagination, but I can hear a soundtrack playing in my head as I read this story. Full of rich tones and awesome crescendos.

Maybe I am hearing Aslan’s creation song from the Biblical allegories in The Magician’s Nephew while reading this book. It’s possible, because that’s how my brain is wired.

If you are looking for stories about colors, start here. I would recommend When God Made Color to everyone, of Any Age!

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What are Your Favorite Children’s Color Books?

Children’s color books can be so much fun, and have such a great reach, beyond just teaching the colors of the rainbow. Stories about colors can reach into the imagination, inspire faith, and teach us to love one another.

So I’d love to hear, which children’s books about colors have made an impact on your life? What stories about colors do your kids ask you to read over and over again? And will you be adding one of these children’s color books to your collection?

Until Next Time, Love God, Love Books, Shine The Light!!

21 Comments on “2 Of The Best Stories About Colors for Believers”

  1. Thank you for this commentary on kids’ books. As a grandma and high school teacher, I have read everything from preschool to young adult literature with my kids. I especially like when I know how much of “edgy” topics there are in the books I read, before I present them to kids, however. Thanks again! God bless you –

    1. I totally understand that! I want to take some of the guess work out of finding a good book to share, so you don’t waste your time. These picture books about colors definitely qualify!

  2. Hi Aryn – Thank you so much for hosting ‘When God Made Color’ on your beautiful website and blog. Your ability to sense and ‘feel’ the heart of the picture book brought little tears to my eyes. I forwarded your review to the artist- it will mean so much to her! The 13 paintings were a year in the making – She chose to paint the Creation in gouache, an ancient opaque pigment, difficult to use, but it photographs/reproduces in a glorious way. Thank you Aryn, for taking the time to bless our work in this very special way. With much appreciation, Sheri Carmon Author of ‘When God Made Color’

    1. Wow! You two worked well together, and made a fantastic book. I’m glad you allowed me to be a part of sharing it! These stories about colors absolutely made my day!

  3. When God Made Color is a FANTASTIC title! I’m already intrigued. Stories about colors always make me happy. Thank you!!

    1. Isn’t it? And yes, picture books about colors, when done well like these, you just can’t help but smile!

    1. Absolutely! The impossible come alive is the best description of both stories about colors. Isaac’s Ice Cream Tree is impossible, but fantastic. When God Made Color is impossible to comprehend, but definitely true to life!

    1. It was so real! When I read the words, and saw the pictures, I was sitting there next to Polly and Digory. It was amazing!

  4. When I think of colors Aryn, in relations to God’s Word, I think of the Wordless book. I don’t even know if anyone still uses those today but it made a huge impact on my life as an elementary student!

    Thanks for linking up at InstaEncouragements!

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