Even though I have been a dad for only two and a half years, I have probably read one million stories over that span of time. While there are countless great books out there, both old and new, I feel like I have not been surprised by a book's design in quite awhile. Then I opened up these books by Xavier Deneux.
Deneux uses an interesting method wherein a raised picture on one page fits perfectly into a cut-out on the next page. For example, a raised picture of an elephant nestles perfectly into a cut-out of a cloud, cleverly illustrating the concept of heavy versus light. The graphics are crisp and the colors jump off of the page. I am willing to bet this series is headed into heavy rotation in my household.
Title: TouchThinkLearn: Colors and Opposites
Author/Illustrator: Xavier Deneux
Publisher: Chronicle Books (2013)
Age group: Three and up
Best for kids who: are hands on and learning basic concepts
Find the book at your local library, independent bookstore, or Amazon: TouchThinkLearn: Colors and Opposites by Xavier Deneux
(Images: Richard Popovic)
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