There was a village called “All the colors of the world”.
Like its name, all the colors of the world live in this beautiful
village in peace. They were all friends.
There were blue, purple, red, orange, yellow, and green,…all
the colors. They have their own houses in different shapes.
Square, triangle, circle,…They liked to see all these
varieties in themselves and in the houses they live in.
But one day, when blue, red, and yellow were having their
dinner together, eating all the different kinds of food and
enjoying every little bites, one color (and I do not remember
who that was), said: “You know what?”. “What”
they all said. “We are the ones who make the other colors
come alive! If it is not us, they would not be even living
First the other colors did not understand the point! But while
thinking a little bit more…Red said “Yes, that
is true!”, Blue said “I have not thought about
this before”, and Yellow added “What a strange
feeling I am having”…They all asked “What
is that?”. And Yellow answered “I feel like I
am superior to them”. Red said “What does it mean
to be superior to someone else?” Yellow said “I
feel like I can order them to do whatever I want! Because
we are the ones who creates them!”. They all nodded.
Blue said “Let’s try out something different tomorrow!”.
Red said “Let’s boss around!” and they finished
up their dinner and went back to their houses.
Next day, when all the colors were saying their good mornings
to each other in downtown, all of a sudden Red said “Now
I order you to clean up the squad”. All the other colors
got surprised because no one in the village were giving orders
like this before, they all were sharing the work, and doing
their own parts. They all were responsible colors!
All the colors except blue, red and yellow started to collect
the trash on the ground. It was good not to have too many
things on the ground because they were responsible colors
who do not throw things out. But,…yet, the other colors,
purple, orange and green started to talk in whisper “Why
the other colors, blue, red and yellow do not help us like
they did in the past?”
“That is strange!” said Green, “I am particularly
disappointed by yellow and blue” Green said. Purple
added “I feel I am excluded, we were best friends with
red and blue”. Orange seemed very sad. “Yellow,
red and I were playing together all the time” Orange
From the first order on that day to today, blue, red and yellow
have been mean to the other colors. And today all the colors
of the village, excluding red, blue and yellow, takes a decision
to leave the village. They decided not to continue their friendship
with them. Because there was no friendship in the village
(The page is empty here. Preferably in the
middle of the book. Children are used to listen to the stories
that the problems in the stories are solved for them. Most
of the time teachers ask their opinions and questions such
as “what will happen next?, why do you think this happened?,
how …is feeling now?”. However, these questions
do not have any visual prompt like an empty page. Children
will feel like their opinions will be taken into account,
the questions of teachers are descent (teacher needs
their help to continue with the story), they are the person
who decides what happens in the end). In the end
of the book, teachers will be instructed to ask questions
at this stage:
1. How was the village before
blue, red and yellow started to take decisions by themselves
and tell orange, purple and green do the clean-up?
2. How did purple, green and orange feel when red, blue
and yellow order them certain things?
3. What do you think will happen when blue, red and yellow
learn that purple, orange and green left the village?
4. How should blue, red and yellow behave to gain back purple,
orange and green’s respect
Teachers sould emphasize on:
friendship, importance of diversity –being different-
how the World look like if there was one color?, how it is
difficult for someone who feels excluded from a group? To
be kind to other people, to have understanding and love for
others. After question 3, the story continues):
Too many days have passed without purple, orange and green
presence. Blue, red and yellow felt terriable about the mistake
they did. They understood that they were no different from
the other colors, they were equal. But hey were different
in many ways at the same time that they have their own characteristics
The village so quite and not fun anymore! Blue, red and yellow
missed their friends so much! They have decided to write a
letter, giving their apologies and promising not to hurt their
feelings again, never and ever.
They did write a beautiful letter explaining everything! And
next they after mailing their letter, purple, orange and green
came back to the village with big smiles on their faces, gave
them a big hug, and be friends again! (question 4
is asked here).