Come Find Out “How the Finch Got His Colors”

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RWYK Author Interview with Annemarie Riley Guertin..HOW THE FINCH GOT HIS COLORS

Hey everyone, Today we’re thrilled to introduce our listeners to a very talented debut picture book author Annemarie Riley Guertin! Her book, HOW THE FINCH GOT HIS COLORS recently released. We’re excited about her book so we decided to sit down and get to know more about her beautiful book, what inspired her to write HOW THE FINCH GOT HIS COLORS, her publication journey, her life experiences as an elementary school teacher and how it helped her in writing this book, upcoming projects and much more.

If you love folktales, vibrant colors and finches, this is an interview which you will definitely want to listen. So grab a cup of hot chocolate, tune in and let the conversation begin!


Here’s some information about Annemarie Riley Guertin

Annemarie Riley GuertinAnnemarie Riley Guertin graduated with a bachelor of science degree in early childhood education from Wheelock College and a master’s degree (summa cum laude) in elementary education from Fitchburg State University. Annemarie is an adjunct early childhood professor and a first-grade teacher. She lives in Haverhill, Massachusetts, with her husband, Michael and their two children.


More about How the Finch Got His Colors

How the Finch Got His ColorsMany years ago, before the world bloomed in magnificent colors, the Earth lay stark and gray. The animals that graced its skies and roamed its lands were the colors of dirt, clay, and stone . . .

. . . until Rainbow descended to bestow her colors on the creatures of the world. Each bird asked for a bright and beautiful color: green for Parrot, red for Cardinal, and yellow for Canary. But will there be any colors left for little Gouldian Finch? He soon learns the power of patience and the beauty of all creatures. Based on a Belgian folktale, this beautifully told and illustrated tale is a timeless treasure for every collection.

Click the Amazon link below to grab your copy today to start the discussions with your kids about colors, how things get their colors and so much more!


In this episode of the Reading with Your Kids Podcast, you’ll hear:

  • Annemarie tells us more about How the Finch Got His Colors
  • What kind of benefits as a teacher does Annemarie think that reading with kids has?
  • Being an elementary school teacher, how was her experience and how did this experience helped her in writing a picture book for kids
  • What has been her students’ reaction to her book?
  • What kind of discussion families can have after reading How the Finch Got His Colors
  • What is Annemarie currently working on, her future projects and much more…Be sure to tune in for all the great insights!


A big Thank You to Annemarie Riley Guertin for talking to us and sharing her story with our listeners!

We are very excited to see what she does next!  We hope you have enjoyed listening to this episode and be sure to keep your eye out for her future books.


Where online can people find Annemarie?

Her website:

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Thanks for tuning in and have a wonderful day!😆

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