The Colour Monster (flat-page version)


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For every child’s book collection!

A quick summary

This is a lovely book for developing emotional vocabulary and self-awareness in young children. The very relatable mixed up monster gets help to recognise how he is feeling, allowing calm to descend. There is also a pop-up version (with the same words), which is really beautifully done, if you want to go for maximum impact!



Our full review

This is a lovely, gentle introduction to understanding emotions. The story starts with a cute but grumpy monster who is feeling mixed-up and confused. A friend steps in to help, and together they sort through all the colours (feelings) that have become mixed up. They take each one out, take a good look, and label it to make it easy to recognise. We think this book is a really engaging and fun way to talk about emotions. The colour metaphor works well and is very suitable for most young children (probably not for those who are colour blind – it will not make sense).

This is the flat-page version. There is a wonderful pop-up version of the same story if you want to go for maximum impact.

Additional information

Format Paperback
Weight 276 g
Dimensions 249 × 248 × 7 mm
Book Author

ISBN 9781783704231

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