on 30 March 2015
My 9 month old daughter really engages with this book. She always makes a beeline for it! I was looking for something with die-cut pages that would allow her to easily turn the page - often the pages in board books, although they are thick, are still hard for tiny hands to separate, grab and turn. The varied page shapes in this book make it easier for her to grasp the page and feel that she's in control! She just loves the furry cat with the orange tum and all of the different textures on each page, which are fantastic and feel really high quality. The rhyming story that runs through the book is sweet, but it's also supplemented with other little bits and pieces that go along with the colour theme - nice little surprises that will make this book interesting well into the future. The vibrant, intense colours and the clear change of theme per page is great too, really helps communicate the theme and is introducing her to colours in a fun way. For those who know their rainbow as ROYGBIV, although it says "Baby, say purple", the final page does actually feature both indigo and violet in the illustration, for those who want to get technical! lol This is a firm favourite in this house, highly recommend it. Thank you Baby Touch! Well done!!
on 19 August 2014
This is a beautiful, bright board book. It's 26cm square. The six pages are shaped and layer up to show the rainbow from the front cover. The pages contain elements that appeal to babies, such as textures and bold patterns. For example, the red tractor has black and white ring pattern wheels and a shiny padded side panel. There are words - a very simple rhyming text and some words annotating the pictures ('Miaow!' 'Tree' 'Swish') but the main feature will be the visual and tactile appeal.
on 18 September 2015
It looked like a soulless children's-book-by-committee, but wow. My son loves this book so much. It's large, it's easy for him to turn the pages, the textured areas are large (unlike the DK texture books with their sad tiny patches), the rhymes are cute. This may be the one he really learns his colours from. Highly recommended!