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Winner - Schools Library Association Information Book Award

A fantastic journey through an amazing world of over 130 colours, including the primary and secondary colours and descriptive colour words, such as canary yellow, russet and mint green. Includes a colour wheel to turn to see which colours go well together and a see-through acetate page to flip to see what happens when you mix colours. A delightful book to share and talk about with a young child, and to use as inspiration for writing and painting as they grow older.

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Book information

1 year+
Key Stage
Board book
ISBN: 9781409582472
Extent: 26 pages
Dimensions: 290 x 240mm
Sophia Touliatou

Author information

Felicity Brooks

Felicity Brooks is an Editorial Director and writer at Usborne Publishing. She studied English and Drama at Exeter University and worked as an actor, teacher and lexicographer before starting work in children’s publishing in the late 1980s. She has written and edited hundreds of children’s titles, including stories and novelty books for pre-schoolers and books about history, geography, languages, science, maths, nature and the arts. Her books have won the TES Senior Information Book Award, the Aventis Science Books Prize, the SLA Information Book Award, the Sheffield Baby Books Award and Practical Pre-school Gold and Silver Awards.

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Winner - Schools Library Association Information Book Award

The SLA Information Book Award is an annual event celebrating information books. It is designed to support school libraries, reinforce the importance of non-fiction and highlight the high standard of resources available.

Press reviews

“A board book that does exactly what it says on the tin. Except there’s a lot more to it than that...”
“This book examines colours not only from the artist’s perspective but also covers quirky information and metaphorical usage. The moveable colour wheel explains colour matching, then each double-page spread looks at how colour is mixed, examples of objects of that colour, various shades and common expressions. The author lists colours associated with different moods too. The illustrations are appealing and witty from the contents page in the form of an artist’s palette to a flappable acetate page to show changing colours. This book will be the start of many conversations with young children.”
“An early learning journey through a world of more than 130 colours, this book includes a colour wheel to turn and see-through acetate pages to discover what happens when you mix colours together.”