I wish I could remember exactly how I asked Daisy to describe the colours of the pencils on the restaurant table last night. I must have phrased it in such a way that she felt she could have some fun with her answers, and she must have been in a creative mood, because here's what she came up with:
Aren't they brilliant!
These clever descriptions reminded me of a fabulous new book I've been meaning to buy called Ruby, Violet, Lime - Looking for Colour by one of my favourite writers Jane Brocket. I think it will encourage my children to think beyond the basics; to identify the moods that colour can evoke, and to spot subtle differences in shade and tone. As you can see, Daisy already seems to love the concept, and I'm sure she'll adore this book. One for the Christmas list then.