How do Books Bring Color to Your World?


How do books bring color to your world?

For 50 years, the classic children’s book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? has shown us the beauty of the world we live in with stunning illustrations and poetry. We’re joining our publishing partners, Macmillan, in celebrating this book’s milestone anniversary with a First Book special edition of the English / Spanish bilingual Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? board book.

We’re also helping Macmillan give away a special package of Brown Bear merchandise to one lucky First Book Facebook fan. Share the unforgettable images of Eric Carle’s endearing animal parade with special edition books and activities chosen by our friends at Macmillan! See rules below.


To Enter:

Like First Book on Facebook and answer the question “How do books bring color to your world?” by commenting on this Facebook status before 3 PM EST on May 5.

Your comment will enter you to win a collection of books, merchandise, and activities like those shown above.

The winner will be announced during our live read aloud of Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? / Oso Pardo, Oso Pardo, ¿Qué Ves Ahí? on Facebook on May 5th at 4PM EST.

Good luck & happy reading!

*Entries are open to all fans of First Book’s Facebook page. Individuals will be eligible to win a selection of Brown Bear merchandise chosen by Macmillan Publishers, an estimated $150 value. Enter to win by posting an answer to the question “How do books add color to your world?” in the comments section of  this post on First Book’s Facebook page before 3 PM EST on May 5, 2017. A winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries on May 5th at 4 PM EST and notified during our Facebook live reading of the book, and via Facebook message.

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Marissa Wasseluk

Director of Content, Digital Communications at First Book.

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10 comments on “How do Books Bring Color to Your World?
  1. Pamela Lee says:

    I believe the book Brown Bear bring in colors to the children. It’s a great story about different animals comes in different colors. I taught my boys the color of the rainbow. I show my boys that fruit comes in all different colors too. For example, grapes comes in red, green and purple.

  2. Joni H. McCulloch says:

    Books bring color to my world by sparking my imagination! Eric Carle is my favorite illustrator. I love how the colors mingle together, swirl together, and even provide depth to the pictures.

  3. Covi says:

    Books are free tickets to travel in time and space. Books take me to places where I can experience excitement, sadness, laughter, empathy, joy, surprise, anticipation, suspense, despair, etc. Books feed my brain with new information challenging my knowledge, pushing my learning into new exciting dimensions.
    Books are the pillar of of my life. I would not be who I am, if it wasn’t for them.

  4. Joanne Wilson says:

    The warmth and joy that books make you feel give you an overwhelming feeling of blue for peace and yellow for vibrancy and life. I always feel the special feeling of colors from the words that the author creates. They can range from red for anger, blue for joy green for renewal and white for purity. Reading always makes me happy.

  5. Candace says:

    I love reading, it’s powerful!

  6. Carla Briggs says:

    Book posse the power to produce sensations that connect us to the diverse world around us. They excite and open our eyes to different hues and views. Books reflect the author’s and reader’s light as they are transported to rich tones of the mind.

  7. Carla Lewis says:

    By taking to different places, showing me the colors of those places and the color of those who live there!

  8. Swandella Nixon says:

    The Village at Greenfield Community children really enjoy reading new books.

    This program is so helpful in our community center because when our children cannot buy book at the school book fair they really look forward to new book in their community center this make them feel very proud to be able to take a new book home.

  9. Teresa Lavell says:

    Books bring color by opening up a beautiful, diverse, and expressive world!

  10. Sulema Basaldua says:

    The best way to bring color to a child’s world is through story telling. Books are the greatest tool for teaching the art of story telling. Children see, through illustrations, and hear, through descriptions the colors of their lives. Culture, emotions, flavors, actions, botany, zoology… can all be connected to color.