This month, Melanie Hope Greenberg is offering up a coloring page from her newly republished classic, Aunt Lilly’s Laundromat. Literacy extends beyond the act of reading or listening and this children’s book coloring page is a sweet way to encourage kids to talk about what they read. Read the book, then give the printable to your child and listen to them to create their own story about Aunt Lilly!
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Download and print (by clicking here you agree to our terms of service* see below): Aunt Lilly’s Laundromat Coloring Page
Ways you can use the Aunt Lilly’s Laundromat coloring page:
- As part of a literacy center.
- After library story time.
- As a quiet time activity at a restaurant.
- As a conversation prompt. After you read the book ask your child for his or her reactions to the story. Your child can narrate a continuation of the story.
- Did you notice kids even get to create their own masterpieces inside the frames on Aunt Lilly’s wall?
About the book:
Aunt Lilly’s Laundromat written and illustrated by Melanie Hope Greenberg was originally published by Penguin in 1994. The book is now back in print as a paperback.
The book is a colorful celebration! A hardworking immigrant woman from Haiti owns a Brooklyn laundromat. She keeps her island traditions alive while living in a new neighborhood.
Teachers, schools, bookstores can use their Ingram accounts to order the book.
For us regular folks, you can get the book here: Aunt Lilly’s Laundromat
Melanie’s newest book is Americanly, an ode to all the diverse locations in the United States. You can order it directly from Melanie here.
More coloring pages based on children’s book illustrations:
- White House coloring page (Book: Americanly)
- Construction coloring page (Book: Good Morning, Digger!)
- Mermaid paper dolls (Book: Mermaids on Parade)
- Summer Solstice coloring page (Book: Mermaids on Parade)
See all of Melanie’s coloring pages:
Meet the illustrator:
Melanie Hope Greenberg is an award winning author and illustrator of more than 15 children’s books. Her cheerful, vibrant illustrations can be found in books such as Good Morning, Digger, Down in the Subway and A City Is. Her very popular Mermaids on Parade was selected as a Bank Street Best Book, and for the Texas Reading Club and PBS Kids Summer Reading Lists.
I’m sure you know a kid who likes diggers. Or mermaids? Or subways? Melanie signs all copies of her books purchased through her Amazon vendor link.
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