The Black Book of Colors

From School Library Journal: “With entirely black pages and a bold white text, this is not your typical color book. Meant to be experienced with the fingers instead of the eyes, this extraordinary book allows sighted readers to experience colors the way blind people do: through the other senses. The text, in both print and Braille, presents colors through touch (yellow is ‘as soft as a baby chick’s feathers’), taste (red ‘as sweet as watermelon’), smell (‘green smells like grass that’s just been cut’), and sound (brown ‘crunches…like fall leaves’). . . . Fascinating, beautifully designed, and possessing broad child appeal.” Giggle factor: not applicable. Adult enjoyment: if you like art. Illustrations: three jelly jars.

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~ by kaychubbuck on July 10, 2010.

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