Updated: Nov 7
The Colour Monster is fabulous 'must-have' story by Anna Llenas that helps a child understand their main emotions.
A story full of appealing colours and a lovable main character that deserves a place in your child's book collection.
The Colour Monster has delightful pictures that are illustrated in such a creative way. Anna Llenas takes re-cycling to a new level - she has used cardboard and paper to create the interesting illustrations that greet you on the layout of every page. The attention of any child - and adult is immediately captured! And the actual story is truly heart-warming.
Every child needs help with understanding feelings and emotions.
'The Colour Monster' is here to teach children about feelings, as each
beautiful colour leads to an emotion. It will also help children build
understanding and empathy towards others, as in the story the emotions are
attached to deep descriptions of how the little furry Monster feels inside.
One day, the monster find that all his emotions are mixed together. He is so confused. A little girls takes him by the hand and gives him simple and very understandable ideas on how to cope with his emotions. He must analyse, separate, and place each emotion into a jar in order to feel better.
What each colour in this story means...
YELLOW - HAPPINESS.
BLUE - SADNESS.
RED - ANGER
BLACK - FEAR.
GREEN - CALM.
PINK - LOVE.
The Colour Monster can lead on to engaging conversations with children.
Here are just a few examples for you to build upon once they have read the story...
Ask children if the stated colours could have represented other emotions/feelings?
- Black - could black represent Bravery instead of Fear? - Blue could be Calmness instead of Sadness? - Pink could represent Happiness instead of Love?
- Red could be Love instead of pink? Or is red too typical?
Do you think other colours could have been included for the monster -
- Orange, purple, grey, brown, white?
- And which feelings and emotions could they provoke -
Orange - Excited? Grey - Moody?
Where do you think the monster lives? In a cave? In a house? In the forest?
Does The Colour Monster have a family? Which colours could they have?
After a child has heard this lovely story, get them to get out their crayons, and have fun drawing this enjoyable character! They could also draw a picture of what his best friend looks like!
Download our free pdf printable of a Colour Monster drawing activity. Children can now place the emotions into jars by themselves and even create their own one!
The Colour Monster is available in 4 different forms -
Hardcover storybook (2 different stories have been published)
Cuddly teddy plush toys of each emotion.
Go on a delightful journey with this sweet little Monster - you'll be glad that you did!
THE COLOUR MONSTER
THE COLOUR MONSTER GOES TO SCHOOL
THE COLOUR MONSTER POP-UP BOOK
THE COLOUR MONSTER ACTIVITY BOOK
THE COLOUR MONSTER PLUSH TOY - teddy
They have them in Spanish, Catalan, and Italian
What Children Really Want is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.
If you make a final purchase we may receive a small commission at no extra charge to you.
This 'THE COLOUR MONSTER' Blog Post is brought to you by
What Children Really Want©