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TouchThinkLearn: Colors
     

TouchThinkLearn: Colors

by Xavier Deneux
 

Introducing TouchThinkLearn books, a format unlike any other. Combining scooped-out die-cuts with raised, shaped elements, each book is designed to offer the youngest learners an irresistible opportunity to explore their universe in a hands-on, multisensory way. Seeing the image, tracing its shape, saying its name: these modes of perception combine in a dynamic

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Introducing TouchThinkLearn books, a format unlike any other. Combining scooped-out die-cuts with raised, shaped elements, each book is designed to offer the youngest learners an irresistible opportunity to explore their universe in a hands-on, multisensory way. Seeing the image, tracing its shape, saying its name: these modes of perception combine in a dynamic way to stimulate understanding of essential concepts. Experience green both in the beauty of a raised leaf's surface as well as in the caterpillar that munches on the leaf's edge. Celebrate a moon rising into the night, while simultaneously a sun sets deep into the mirroring page. Translating abstract thought into tangible knowledge, groundbreaking TouchThinkLearn books give early learning new dimension.

Editorial Reviews

The New York Times - Sarah Harrison Smith
The pages have a visual and tactile elegance that will appeal to eyes and hands.
From the Publisher
"A bold, graphic and tactile introduction to colors."—Kirkus Reviews

"Will lead youngsters to notice their world more closely and also to affirm their observations."—Jenny Brown, Twenty by Jenny

"Visual and tactile elegance that will appeal to eyes and hands."—The New York Times

"There's a new kind of board book in town!"—Coquette Maman

"The pages feel like works of art or interactive sculpture, designed to encourage kids to engage with the books in a multi-sensory way."—Cool Mom Picks

"The next big thing for early learner"—Daily Candy Kids

"It's rare for me to get excited about a board book, but when I see something special it's very fun."—Cindy Dobrez, Bookends: A Booklist Blog

"I have not been surprised by a book's design in quite awhile. Then I opened up these books by Xavier Deneux."—Apartment Therapy

"Hugely successful in encouraging playful, hands-on exploration."-The Horn Book

"At the top of my gift list for anyone who is having a baby."—Mother-Daughter Book Club

"An irresistible, actually a ground-breaking book for babies and toddlers."—Boston Globe

"A visual delight."—ReaderTotz

Kirkus Reviews
2013-09-16
A bold, graphic and tactile introduction to colors. On the thicker-than-normal board pages, part of the page is cut away to create a shaped indentation. Glued to the facing page is part or all of the positive space that was cut from the other side. On the first spread, a red, raised apple is fixed to the left-hand page. The right side features the inside of the apple, which is evoked by the apple-shaped indentation with two seeds floating in the center. This inventive format works its way through the other hues, one of the most clever being a blue submarine paired with a submarine-shaped, white whale indentation. The minimal text simply labels one color per page. The last double-page spread features a collection of balloons that mesh with an artist's palette on the facing page as the text asks, "So many colors! Which one is your favorite?" Using strong shades and solid and white backgrounds, Deneux's style is clean, clear and graphically appealing. The companion title, Opposites (978-1-4521-1725-6), uses the same format, but the technique of matching negative and positive space is even more apropos here. Prime examples are the "empty" and "full" fishbowl and the "heavy" elephant paired with a "light" elephant-shaped cloud. Compromising the usefulness of both titles is the legal warning on the back of both books that states that it is not for children under 3. This is a shame, as the mix of graphic simplicity and innovative tactile format would have made both of these delightful additions to the board-book canon; as it is, they represent choke hazards to babies and toddlers, who would most benefit from them. (Board book. 3-4)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452117263
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
07/23/2013
Series:
TouchThinkLearn Series
Pages:
20
Sales rank:
93,147
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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Xavier Deneux's fabulous palette, bold visual style, and keen insight into the perception of babies, toddlers, and children shines in more than 20 books. He lives in Paris.

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