What happens when you mix two colours? What do you get if you mix blue and yellow? This book looks at colour and what happens when you play with it. Just flip the acetate to reveal a new colour and a new picture!

Young children love to mix colours together. We’ve taken another popular concept and treated it in a new and exciting way. Following on from the success of ‘Opposites’, we have created 11 spreads of colours, with a single printed graphic on an acetate sheet between them. This is another book ideal for early learning which treats colour play in an innovative and quirky way.


Look inside: flip the transparent pages

Colours got a highly commended for Best Picture Book of the Year in the Junior Design Awards. These are the only awards that “celebrate excellence in design and style for children”.

What they said about Colours: “With vibrant colours and clever overlays, this innovative book is a visual treat for young children” … “It’s a book filled with astonishing surprises…”

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Through the use of specifically coloured shapes on acetate paper, Colours not only introduce colours to young readers but also the notion of colour mixing. For example the use of a blue shape on the acetate in the double spread below not only allows to create a bear and a frog but also to alter the colours on the page – orange becomes brown, yellow becomes green:

There is a lot not only to see but to discuss with young readers, as one discovers how colours interact with one another. It is fascinating and will appeal well beyond the targeted age as a straight-forward introduction to colour mixing.

thebabywebsite.comBooks_5Stars“A unique and interesting way of discovering colours”
I am the kind of mum who likes a bargain and where possible I will buy things second hand especially books. However there are a few books I buy new because they are such genuinely interesting books which really appeal to children that I want to add my number to sales figures. The Hungry Caterpillar and Each Peach Pear Plum are two that fall into this category and I feel this book should be included in that group too. I have a four year old daughter, a two year old son and an 11month old baby boy. All of them enjoyed going through this book for different reasons. The baby on discovering pretty colours and animals/objects, the toddler taking the next step onto naming those colours and objects, then my school age daughter taking it to another level by discussing how the colours apparently change and what happens when certain colours are mixed. Even I was sucked in on seeing it because it is a genuinely beautiful book, so bright and inviting and with a nice little surprise which in nearly 5yrs of mother hood I have never seen before.

I have already recommended this to my friends, or I should say it recommended itself as my toddler has been showing it to anyone who has entered my house.

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It is bound to stimulate discussion as you look at the use of colour with your child.
Fascinating and original.

Title: Colours
ISBN: 978-0-9562558-5-3
Dimensions: 52pp (including 11 acetates), 220 x 200mm, landscape, hardback
Age: 18 months+
Published: 12 September 2011

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