Friday 22 June 2018

Two engaging board books for tiddly colour fans. Let's take a look at "Find Colours" and "These Colours are Bananas" by Tamara Shopsin and Jason Fulford (Phaidon)

Here's a couple of adorable and durable little books for your tiniest of tinies to help them learn a little more about colours...
The first is "Find Colours" by Tamara Shopsin and Jason Fulford.

A black and white colour book? That's a bit of a crazy notion but the trick here is that each page opens up as a die cut shape - inviting children to find the colour described, and hold the die cut against it to help the picture come to life.

It's such a great idea, as it helps children identify colours and associate them with a shape early on, piquing their curiosity in a more engaging way than just showing a simple illustration.

It's also a lot of fun to match the wrong colour to certain shapes. A bright pink chicken? Yeah we'd go with that!

"Find Colours" by Tamara Shopsin and Jason Fulford is out now, published by Phaidon. 

Sticking with Tamara and Jason for a moment, they have also put together a superb book that offers up a whole range of colour palettes to tempt your little ones in.

In "These Colours are Bananas" children are invited to investigate lots and lots of different colours and shades, this time showing that there's far more to the notion that an object is just one single colour.

Bananas, for example, can be yellow. But they can also be green, brown and just about every shade of yellow under the sun.

With gorgeous colour swatches to accompany each object, children will enjoy using the book and exploring the world around them to spot all the different colours and shades of things they often take for granted (with a special bonus surprise die cut at the end for a very special colour indeed!)

Both books are beautifully presented and perfect for early years learning experiences, or just a bit of fun at home.

Explore the sky at any time and you may see more than just little fluffy white clouds
Who doesn't love a nice crunchy apple, whatever the colour!

"These Colours are Bananas" by Tamara Shopsin and Jason Fulford is out now, published by Phaidon. Both books kindly supplied for review.