#91 - The Purple Coat by Amy Hest

Summary: Each fall Gabrielle rides on the train and the subway with to Grampa's tailor shop in New York City to be measured for a new navy blue coat. Navy is practical and matches everything. This year, however, she yearns for something different. Her request for purple, and Grampa's creative solution (a reversible coat), provides a delightful story of intergenerational love and understanding.

Suggested Activity:   Purple Carnation

Insert a white carnation into a clear glass or vase of water. Add drops off red and blue food coloring to create a dark purple. In a few days the children should be able to observe the petals of the flower turning purple.

Curriculum Area: Learning and Problem Solving (observes objects and events with curiosity, explores cause and effect)

Appropriate Age Group
: 4 and up