About the Book
Author: Delin Colon
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Number of Pages: 32
Synopsis: Katy Rose Likes to Say No is about a child, like most, who is just learning to assert her independence and discovering her power over others, simply by saying “no.” She learns, however, that defying her parents and being rude to her friend only make herself feel bad. Katy Rose eventually discovers that cooperation and kindness make others happy and that they, in turn are more nurturing toward her. This book is for every parent who, while realizing the importance of this developmental stage, suffers the exasperation of constantly hearing “no.” The illustrations are cut-paper art, or collage, and all images were created by rearranging the same 127 randomly cut pieces of construction paper. At the end of the book are instructions on how to create such art projects with your child.
Katy Rose doesn't realize how much her word choice hurts the ones she loves until she almost loses her friend. Can Katy Rose expand her vocabulary with new words that will bring joy to those around her before she hurts anyone else?
As a mother of four I have certainly heard my share of "no's" and can certainly identify with Katy Rose's parents. I know toddlers like to express their independence and this story is a great example of that. The author also does a wonderful job of teaching children what can happen with they choose to use positive words and do as their parents ask.
The illustrations are original and engaging. The fact that they are created from the same randomly cut 127 pieces of construction paper absolutely amazes me. I found myself trying to figure out where each piece from the previous illustration was used in the next.
Katy Rose Likes to Say NO! is a sweet and beautifully illustrated tale that both parents and children will enjoy.
I recommend picking up a copy.