Jumpstart | Purple, Green and Yellow – Robert Munsch

This book is so popular that you could almost read the book just in google images … seriously, try it, or just buy it.

I LOVE this book, yes love, as in still. This is one of my favourite books to read to anyone who will listen. I started reading this book to my sister everyday, I wasn’t allowed to return it to the library, she made me sign it back out and read it to her over and over.

In this book Brigid wants markers but her mom won’t let her have any. Why? Because her mother doesn’t trust her! She thinks Brigid will use the markers to draw on the walls and the floor and even herself! I know, who could think a child is capable of that?! She slowly works her way through the stages until she gets to the “super-indelible-never-comes-off-till-you’re-dead markers”!

What I love about this book is that Brigid works hard to earn her mother’s trust. I think sometimes we don’t give kids enough credit. Even adults make mistakes, but how are kids ever going to learn if they never get to experience? So, for all those Purple, Green and Yellow haters who say it teaches kids to draw on things, I say that it teaches kids WHY THEY SHOULDN’T!

Munsch uses great word play, and rhythm in this book to make it a fun read aloud. The pictures are great, bright and colourful so they keep kids attention. Plus, THE BOOK IS SO MUCH FUN!

Don’t take my word for it though, go check this book out yourself. Read it with a friend and remember how much fun it was to just sit down and let your imagination take over.

PS. In case you were curious, I loved Mr. Sketch Scented Markers. Here is a throwback for you.

I made so many fun and colourful pictures with these markers. I think the only writing utensil I enjoyed more than this was my white gel pen so I could write on black paper. Yup, I was a 90’s kid!

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