Katy Rose Likes To Say No

Children - Preschool
32 Pages
Reviewed on 12/11/2015
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Author Biography

Delin Colón is a writer and freelance editor with a background in clinical psychology. One of her passions is cut-paper art and many of her illustrations for Katy Rose Likes To Say NO! can be found on her art website. She lives in the peaceful Pacific Northwest, on the Washington state coast.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Deborah Lloyd for Readers' Favorite

How wonderful to find a new way to help your small child to stop using the all-too-familiar word – no! Delin Colón’s innovative children’s book, entitled Katy Rose Likes to Say NO!, is a must-have for all parents. Ms. Colón’s explanation to parents at the beginning of the book is a reminder that the toddler is merely establishing her independence and influence. The need for a strong toddler, like Katy Rose, to express some power in a world where adults have authority is a necessary reminder. The story also introduces the concept of words having consequences by describing what happens when Katy Rose says “No.” The story is written in a rhyming, poetic format and will be easily understood and remembered by toddlers who are going through this phase.

Toddlers will also love the charming illustrations in the book. Ms. Colón’s artwork hits the mark for reaching this stage of developing toddlers. She introduces a relatively unknown art form called cut-paper art. After the story is told, she explains how to do this captivating artwork, creating an activity for parents and children to do together. And so, another way to improve the parent/toddler relationship is taught. Cut-paper art activities can be continued in the home throughout the childhood years. It is reasonable to suggest that parents could continue to teach children lessons by developing other stories using this format. It is no secret there are many children’s books from which to choose; however, this one is truly unique and invaluable – a great resource for parents!


The Antidote for Terrible Twos
By xsnerg on November 8, 2015
Format: Paperback
Just bought four copies to send to each of my nieces and nephews to read to their kids. I expect they'll love it as much as I do.

Norman W. Wilson

Children Say NO!
By Norman W. Wilson on November 7, 2015
Format: Paperback
Having read Delin Colón’s Rasputin and the Jews: A Reversal of History, I was pleasantly surprised when she gave me a copy of her latest book, a children’s book called Katy Rose Likes to Say NO! Colon, a clinical psychologist, has done a wonderful job at capturing the essence of a two year old who asserts its independence by saying, screaming the word NO whenever it is asked or told do something. A parent who reads this little book to their child will be teaching a value lesson in how one should behave. Even though there is a lesson in values, the book does not moralize, making it a useful tool for different belief systems. An extra bonus is the cut-out-paper art work that graces the book. Colón, who is also the illustrator, explains how it is done, thus providing a hands on project for parents and child to do together.


The NO! stage
By reginaswee on December 8, 2015
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I loved this little gem of a book. The combination of words and illustrations captures a 2 year old completely. The cut-out illustrations are brilliant! A book for any and every child. And what a perfect opportunity to include reading time with arts and crafts. I've also read her Rasputin and the Jews: A Reversal of History, which is a fascinating read. In Katy Rose Likes To Say No! we see her create a book for a 2 year old, which she does exquisitely. Delin Colon is quite a talent.