Review by Wynn Godbold
Kaleidoscope is a delightful source of enjoyment for adults to share with their young folks. My son, Cooper who is eleven years old, loves to open the boxes of books that come to our door for review. Sometimes he sticks with me and other times he loses interest quickly and moves on.
When Kaleidoscope arrived he was hooked.
That’s the first test around here. If a book can keep my reluctant reader interested we are well on our way to an interesting event. And so it was with this book. Cooper and I enjoyed Kaleidoscope as a bed time read aloud.
Don’t be fooled though, children much younger than Cooper will be excited to explore this one. Just make sure those under three are supervised.
The black cover with brightly colored design attracted us from the box, but as soon as we touched the book, we were propelled into fiddling with the spinning plastic orb. Yes! You actually get to manipulate the orb to simulate a real kaleidoscope. That’s the fun and entertainment.
It only took a minute for us to discover the best way to manipulate the pages and the orb. We’re the type that doesn’t read instructions- although the author does show you how to do it. So, right away we were enjoying the vibrant colors within and the way that each individual picture contributes to the composite picture.
Throughout our interaction with the book, Cooper kept saying, “I love this book. This is a great book.” As for the text, you know I’m a lover of rhyme. It is fun and great for those young minds developing vocabulary skills. I enjoyed the carefully chosen words of this book that create visions and have rhyme.
All the way around, this one’s a winner for us!