A baby’s introduction to red, green, yellow, orange and blue from Sassy, a well-known manufacturer of baby toys.
Each spread presents a full page of the color in question on the left with a bold caption in white and a selection of five objects in the featured hue on the right. The orange pages, for example, depict cartoon illustrations, with subtle tactile embossing, of a butterfly, a goldfish, an orange, a pumpkin and a couple of carrots. Some of the art incorporates the black-and-white stripes and checkerboard patterns often found on Sassy toys. Also in the series are three other titles that use Sassy’s signature bold colors and patterns. Who Says? (978-0-448-47789-3) presents animal sounds; Baby’s World (978-0-448-47788-6) introduces the five senses with tactile features and a scratch-and-sniff element; and Baby Sees (978-0-448-47787-9) uses black-and-white cartoons of various people and animals and has a Mylar mirror on the final page.
While neither this book nor the series as a whole is particularly “sassy” in attitude, it is simple and direct enough to catch the eyes of the very, very young. (Board book. 3-18 mos.)