A concept board book introduces little ones to colors.
A fish on the cover with a die-cut tummy that reveals multicolored stripes encourages babies to look inside. Babies will be delighted by the bright and cheery colors and will love peeking through the die-cut holes. Adults will notice, though babies will not, that while the page turns mostly follow the colors on the fish’s tummy from top to bottom, the first color does not: it is the bottom one. Each two-page spread introduces a color through depictions of very stylized animals and plants. As little ones just learning about the world around them have yet to understand relatively abstract figures, cute as they may be, it’s too bad that realistically shaped animals and plants were not consistently used. The frog, for example could be mistaken for a green little girl. Animals, also by French illustrator Graire and with similarly colorful and stylized images and die-cut pages, publishes simultaneously.
Though it is flawed, there is enough in this book to engage and entertain both babies and their adult readers. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)