The Black Book of Colors (Hardcover)

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By Menena Cottin, Rosana Faría (Illustrator), Elisa Amado (Translator)
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Fall 2008 Kids' List

“How do you describe colors to someone who can't see them? Maybe 'green tastes like lemon ice cream and smells like grass that's just been cut.' This dual volume is written in English and Braille, with embossed pictures. An innovative book with a well-presented premise.”
— Dorothy Dickerson, Books & More, Albion, MI


Living with the use of one's eyes can make imagining blindness difficult, but this innovative title invites readers to imagine living without sight through remarkable illustrations done with raised lines and descriptions of colors based on imagery. Braille letters accompany the illustrations and a full Braille alphabet offers sighted readers help reading along with their fingers. This extraordinary title gives young readers the ability to experience the world in a new way.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780888998736
ISBN-10: 0888998732
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Publication Date: June 28th, 2008
Pages: 24
Language: English