What fun! A book that changes color.
Eight foam-padded plastic pages of this novelty item are illustrated with developmentally appropriate black-line drawings of rainforest creatures, one per page. The jaguar occupies the centerfold. Wet the pictures in the bathtub or with a paintbrush or sponge, and figures fill in with bright colors. Unlabeled flowers and leaves that decorate each page are evocative of the rainforest. The frog turns red and purple against a blue-green background; the monkey and sloth turn gray with yellow and green backgrounds. The jaguar’s tawny red stands out against a teal background. The butterfly becomes dark gray with blue, pink, and yellow spots. The unlabeled toucan on the front and iguana on the back are permanently colored, but their backgrounds change color when wet. The colors fade almost as soon as the tub drains. No worry; it can be dunked again and again. With repeated use the retained hint of color becomes more pronounced.
A pleasant diversion at bathtime or an easy, repeatable, and nonmessy painting activity. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)