Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Review: Colors by Thierry Laval

I know I just posted a book review yesterday, but when I saw Juniper's expression over the board book Colors by Thierry Laval, I just had to tell you about it.

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This morning Juni and I walked to the public library. Even though I was tired from walking almost 4 miles, it felt good to be outside. Today was in the mid 60s so it was perfect for enjoying the season and getting a little bit of exercise. I also love giving Juniper a change of scenery and she loves being outside.

While we were at the library, I found some concept board books that I thought Juniper would like. I had no idea just how much she would love Colors. I wish I had taken pictures of her first reaction to it because as I lifted the flap to reveal a picture underneath her mouth turned into a perfect O...for every single page. It was magical.

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My only issue with the book is that rabbit you see up there. Are rabbits really orange?? Maybe all those carrots gave him an orange hue? Whatever.

In any case, I am seriously considering buying this book so Juniper can continue to enjoy it. I love that each page is a mystery - as you can see on the right, the text is "White like..." and when you lift the flap there is a polar bear. The pictures were always a surprise, even to me. For instance, the color blue is like a rather strange looking mermaid. Surprises like that make this a fun read for the adult too instead of mind-numbing (come on, we've all been there).

If you have a little one who is curious and learning colors you should give this one a try. I think you'll both like it.

Here are a few pictures from our 3rd (or was it 4th) read through.


1 comment:

tokyotuesday said...

This looks like a great book! I'm definitely going to look into it for my nieces.