If you’re looking for a surprising and vibrant introduction to colours (and words for that matter) for a young emerging reader, then look no further.
‘Colours’ by Aino-Maija Metsola is a stylish, design-led, sturdy board book aimed at a younger audience.
It also provides an additional interactive element, as the lift-flaps reveal yet another surprise for the reader, which then develops into a game of search and find.
We particularly like the bold use of block colour with clear, simplified imagery and it works perfectly for a young audience. (We tried it.)
On each vivid spread, we are invited to find items that are not within that same colour group.
With each and every image clearly labelled in contrasting black or white to the background, this book also re-enforces individual letters and word formation for the younger child.
For us, the artwork makes this book.
It doesn’t try too hard and we like that it keeps the images bold and simple.
It can’t fail to catch anyone’s eye with it’s striking palette, tactile pages and lift-flaps.
Be sure not to miss Metsola’s ‘Counting’ book too.
With spreads like this, it’s bound to be another winner.
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Oh, I love the look of the design aesthetic of this! Looks so graphic and bold.