The Black Book of Colours

The Black Book of Colours

4.38 (2,497 ratings by Goodreads)
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4.38 (2,497 ratings by Goodreads)

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An award-winning, unforgettable black book about colour, which shows you how to "see" without your eyes.

It can be hard for a sighted person to imagine what it is like to be blind. But in this breathtaking, ground-breaking and award-winning colour book, Menena Cottin and Rosana Faria try to convey the experience of a person who can see only through their sense of touch, taste, smell or hearing. With gorgeous textured art on black paper, accompanied by a beautifully written text translated into braille, this powerful book breaks down barriers and gives young readers the ability to experience the world in a whole new way.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 24 pages
  • 288 x 178 x 10mm | 330g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • full colour illustrations
  • 9781406322187
  • 43,235

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Breathtaking in simplicity, bold in impact Washington Post
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Breathtaking in simplicity, bold in impact * Washington Post * Fascinating, challenging and lovely * Kirkus Reviews * The pages are black, but the readers' imagination and senses are sparked to allow them to experience a rainbow of colours * Manchester Evening News * Completely different to all the other picture-books...innovative. * INIS *
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About Menena Cottin

Menena Cottin is a graphic designer and illustrator from Caracas, Venezuela. She studied graphic design in Caracas, before moving to New York to study creative writing, children's book illustration and animation. She has several films and children's books to her name.

Rosana Faria was also born in Caracas. She studied graphic design at the Neumann Design Institute and now works as a children's book illustration and graphic designer. She has published more than twelve titles and in 1992 was highly commended at the Noma Illustration Contest in Japan.
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2,497 ratings
4.38 out of 5 stars
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4 31% (771)
3 11% (274)
2 2% (59)
1 1% (15)
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