Lulus Favorite Color by Sehal Kela, Illustrated by Abhilasha Khatri - Colorful, Educative

 A child starts recognizing colors first. As an infant it is the trance of colors that we use to keep the child calm and engaged. Once they grow, these colorful illustrations are used in the books to keep the child glued and thereby instilling the habit of connecting with the books. Sehal Kela, through her book Lulu's favorite color has tapped into this possibility of using the colors to connect with the little readers.

Lulus Favorite Color

My Son Loved It

When I received the book, it was my third child Karan who jumped to grab it and play with it. As usual, the expected demeanor was to crunch it and tear it more so when my second one jumps to grab it just for the sake of action, and not to read. But surprisingly, he sat in a corner and tried to read it. The words are simple and the font is child friendly. I loved how the author has connected various colors to the vegetable, and related items that we encounter daily. This helped in creating a connect with the book and the surroundings. Thus the children's book turned out to be a sensory learning experience too. 

The illustrations

The illustrations by Abhilasha Khatri deserve special mention. She has brought about the colors in a mesmerizing and educative creativity. Be it Lulu or the human adaptations of colors, the illustrator has done a deft job of connecting with the little readers, thus making the book an enticing experience for younger kids who are unable to read as well.

All that is well that ends well

I mentioned that the book is educative and engaging. This is not just the introduction of colors and their adaptations in daily life but the author has brought about the life philosophy of inclusivity and unity in diversity in the simplest possible fashion. Teaching the child that everyone and everything in the world has its due importance while keeping them engaged and entertained, and simultaneously honing their reading skills, the book is a treat. The book is inadvertently priced on the higher side. While the quality of the book is maintained and thus justifies the price, the availability of cheaper books in the genre might be detrimental to the book in a sales point of view.


  1. Colour books are a great way to introduce a child to books. They can be used to learn basic concepts such as shapes, numbers and colours. They also provide an interactive way of learning by allowing children to connect with the characters in the stories being told. While colour books may not always tell a story, they do provide an opportunity for children to explore their imaginative side and make up their own stories as they go along. My daughter and son learnt a lot of concepts from colour books.

  2. Wow seems like a nice book for young kids who are mostly distracted and jumpy like my son. Great to know your kids loved it.

  3. Great book review! Despite the wide influence gadgets have taken over how our children are being thought nowadays, I still believe that books are better. The connection you make when teaching your child while reading a book have a different and better and personal approach.-MommyWithAGoal

  4. This illustrated book is a delightful way for children to learn about colors and emotions. The vibrant images and relatable story make it a fun read.

  5. By sharing this book review you have really sold my problem because I was looking for something to gift my nephew on upcoming birthday. This book seems perfect for the kids.

  6. Wow, Rakhi, this book seems like a perfect read for toddlers who are getting introduced to colors, vegetables and fruits. My younger one loves flipping books and identifying things. I shall check the link and see how to order this in Europe.

  7. I read the book too and trust me I just loved it especially the illustrations. I can make out how happy will my little one will be when I will read out the story of LULU . Just waiting for the time when he will understand stories

  8. My sis has lil one and he is so naughty at a times he just doesnt let other do any work, but he loves coloring and crafts so will definitely share this book with my sis to keep him engaged. 🤗

  9. This looks like an amazing read and it sure is educational and engaging
    Your review is amazing and to the point
    Introduction of colours to kids can be a difficult task

  10. Very nice and colourful book. All the colours speak to Lulu giving examples of their presence in our life in a poetic yet simple language.


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