CDN$ 17.65
  • List Price: CDN$ 17.95
  • You Save: CDN$ 0.30 (2%)
FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25.
In stock on February 8, 2016.
Order it now.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca. Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
The Black Book of Colors has been added to your Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

The Black Book of Colors Hardcover – Jun 1 2008

4 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
CDN$ 17.65
CDN$ 16.99 CDN$ 4.97

Valentine's Day for Kids and Teens


Frequently Bought Together

  • The Black Book of Colors
  • +
  • What Do You Do with an Idea?
Total price: CDN$ 40.96
Buy the selected items together

No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.




Product Details

  • Hardcover: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Groundwood Books (June 1 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0888998732
  • ISBN-13: 978-0888998736
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 28.6 x 17.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 386 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #9,980 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  •  Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price?

Product Description

Review

...simple, sensuous text...The objects described with embossed lines that force readers to encounter them tactilely rather than visually. The shock readers feel will give way to wonder as they lose themselves in sightlessness and imagine the richness...Fascinating, challenging and lovely. (Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW 2008-05-01)

...[a] most intriguing, very black book... (Globe and Mail 2008-06-21)

...this non-picture book by a pair of Venezuelan artists reads triumphantly...While the concept is arresting in itself, Thomas' proclamations about color reveal him as a bold, engaging character...It would be a mistake to read the book as a message about how the other senses compensate for blindness: 'compensate' doesn't do justice to all that Thomas offers about what he tastes and feels and hears and smells. (Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW 2008-06-08)

Fascinating, beautifully designed, and possessing broad child appeal, this book belongs on the shelves of every school or public library committed to promoting disability awareness and accessibility. A feast for the fingers. (School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW 2008-08-08)

The Black Book of Colors [is] an intellectually challenging, graphically remarkable picture book. (New York Times 2008-11-08)

The Black Book of Colors provides an excellent opportunity for children and adults to explore experiences and perspectives that are different from their own. Through the content and format of this book, readers will begin to understand the experience of a person who can only see through his or her other senses...The content stimulates the imagination...This book also has the value of teaching all readers to appreciate difference and, indirectly, the importance of inclusion. The Black Book of Colors is fully accessible to children who are blind, and it will validate their own experiences and acknowledge them as experts in reading by touch...a very appropriate 'educational resource' in the classroom...[and] a unique and innovative reading experience. Highly Recommended. (CM Magazine 2008-05-01)

What is most remarkable abuot this book's captivating concept...Is its execution. (Booklist, STARRED REVIEW 2008-08-08)

...this is an elegant and artistic project, and it's sure to elicit some contemplation and discussion from young audiences...[The Black Book of Colours] offer[s] new realms to explore for visually impaired kids left out of the fun of most picture-book pages. (Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books 2008-07-01)

This inventive picture book relates the ways the unseen Thomas experiences colors...Black raised line art is set against black pages that echo Thomas' spirited imagery and invite readers to explore what it's like to read with their fingertips. The descriptive, sensory text, which also incorporates white type and Braille, combined with an innovative design, makes this book the perfect starting point for discussions on difference, perspective, and experiencing and describing the world in new ways, topics that are relevant to readers of all ages. (Booklist, STARRED REVIEW 2008-10-08)

...unique.... (Baltimore City Public Schools 2011-05-01)

Review

"This inventive picture book relates the ways the unseen Thomas experiences colors. . . . Black raised line art is set against black pages that echo Thomas’ spirited imagery and invite readers to explore what it’s like to read with their fingertips. The descriptive, sensory text, which also incorporates white type and Braille, combined with an innovative design, makes this book the perfect starting point for discussions on difference, perspective, and experiencing and describing the world in new ways, topics that are relevant to readers of all ages."

See all Product Description

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
6
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
2
See all 8 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover
this is a really cool book, its a kids book of colours for blind children. the whole book is black, there is no other colour, but on every page there is a picture the sticks up for a person to feel and there is the accompanying sentence on the opposite side with braille under it. at the end it has the braille alphabet. it's a really cool idea.
7 of 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
The Black book of colors - I bought this out of curiosity and was blown away with it, every page is black with the "color" in an embossed picture - you have to feel the page also the story is written in braille on the written page. Its an awesome book to introduce the discussion of disabilities and how the World can be "seen" differently.
I loved the book and had to show everybody the day I received it.The Black Book of Colors
1 of 1 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
What an amazing concept for a book! Hats off to the creators. My Mother is legally blind, and I remember doing my best to explain colours as I perceived them to her as I grew up... I have just ordered this book for my nephew, who is almost one year old. Though he may not fully grasp this concept immediately, I think this book could serve as an interesting glimpse of what it is like for his Grandma as he grows up.
3 of 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My blind student loved this book. My student is in a grade four five class. The teacher read this book to the whole class and they were so inspired by it that they are now making a class book for my student to enjoy as an art project. This is a very beautiful educational book.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: children's books colors


Feedback