The book is about a 7 yr. old girl who is learning to mix colors, and wants the right color of brown to make a painting of herself. However, her Mom tells her that there are different shades of brown, and off they go to explore the neighborhood. They talk about the different hues, and shades of skin color of the people they come across with.
He had fun coloring the hands as we described the colors, and matched the colored hands to the characters in the book. He was even looking for crayon shades that matched our skin color as well. He said that we (he and I) are honey, and that Daddy was a caramel color. 🙂 This book is a keeper, and I especially love it because of how it brings out the beauty of everyone’s skin color. You just can’t help but feel special about your own skin color!