The Color Monster: A Story About Emotions by Anna Llenas

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Unpack feelings with color in this international bestseller that helps young readers identify emotions and feel more in control -- now in board book.

One day, Color Monster wakes up feeling very confused. His emotions are all over the place; he feels angry, happy, calm, sad, and scared all at once! To help him, a little girl shows him what each feeling means through color. As this adorable monster learns to sort and define his mixed up emotions, he gains self-awareness and peace as a result. Everyone will enjoy sharing this concept book that taps into both socio-emotional growth and color concepts in a simple, friendly way.


"Llenas finds an approachable way for kids to identify feelings, and allows for the understanding that one can have many emotions at once... A great guide and conversation starter."-- School Library Journal

"The multimedia illustrations are downright splendid."-- Kirkus Reviews

"Helps process emotions using beautiful, affirming language.... Visually rich and poetically told."-- Booklist

"[An] inviting exploration of colors and emotions.... The story should resonate with children whose emotions are not always easy to control."-- The Horn Book

Anna Llenas is an author, illustrator, and art therapist. Before creating her worldwide favorite The Color Monster, she was a graphic designer and creative director, working with top brands in Spain. Anna is the creator of Products Anna Llenas, a brand of clever home goods, and also the author of Little MoleLabyrinth of the SoulThe EmptinessI Love You (Almost Always), The Sun Is LateIf I Were a CatJournal of Emotions, and What's the Matter, Miola? In addition, she illustrated Ratolina Goes to the Circus. She lives in Barcelona.

Target Age: 4-8

Little Brown Books for Young Readers

Pub Date: September 4, 2018

0.6" H x 9.9" L x 10.0" W 

40 pages



LB Kids

Pub Date: June 29, 2021

0.5" H x 6.9" L x 7.0" W

222 pages

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