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Charley Harper Colors Board book – Jun 1 2011

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Product Details

  • Board book: 22 pages
  • Publisher: AMMO Books; Brdbk edition (June 1 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934429546
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934429549
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1.5 x 14.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #100,598 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description


 "Attention midcentury modern parents: The glorious work of Charley Harper, a visionary American illustrator, is here in board book format to complement your toddler's Oeuf bouncer and Dwell crib. Close-up extracts from classic Harper drawings are artfully used to illustrate colors...certain to mesmerize all ages." —The New York Times Book Review

About the Author


For over four decades, Charley Harper (1922-2007) provided art collectors with unique views of the natural world. In a style that Charley called "minimal realism," the artist created stylized drawings and paintings that captured the essence of his subjects using the fewest possible elements. He explained, "I don't count the feathers; I just count the wings."


Gloria Fowler is the Design Director of AMMO Books, a long time instructor at Art Center College of Design, and a mom with two kids.  She is the designer of a line of children's books and toys featuring the work of artist Charley Harper.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Vibrant Colors, Stimulating Illustrations July 24 2011
By Amazon Customer - Published on
Format: Board book
I received a copy of Colors from the publisher for review.

My three-year-old daughter and I read this one together. She is just learning to read and mastering all the different colors. The illustrations are vibrant and very visually pleasing. I love how the text is in the color as well, to help the child recognize the color name. The prose is easy for a beginning reader with a few more challenging words tossed in to help build vocabulary. My daughter wanted to read it over and over again!

I definitely recommend this one for toddler/preschool readers!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Very Nice. Nov. 9 2011
By The Best Out West - Published on
Format: Board book Verified Purchase
I really like this book. I got it for my one year old (confession, it's for both of us) and was pleasantly surprised at the artwork. I love Charlie Harper and I'm hoping it will transpire to my little guy. My only problem with the book is that it's too short. I guess if it was bigger, though, it would be too heavy for kids.
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we love Charley Harper's graphics Dec 13 2014
By Galimatia - Published on
Format: Board book Verified Purchase
Yes, we love Charley Harper's graphics. The problem is that this book is more for adults than the children for whom it is supposed to be a color-learning aid. The images often consist of multiple colors, so it's confusing, and the designs are a bit too intricate to make sense to the age group to whom it is directed. If I read this book to my son everyday, he would not know the difference between pink and blue. There are pages where the text is like, "Ladies swimming in BLUE water," but the ladies are the focal point of the page and are pink, for instance. There is a "Top Secret Experiment" that is supposed to convey the color brown, but brown is one of 5 other colors, equally represented relative to the other colors. This is a gorgeous book, but they should market it for older kids and come up with a better use for it because it is not helpful for teaching colors at all.
Love! June 18 2014
By Sierra Chapin - Published on
Format: Board book Verified Purchase
The colors really capture my little ones attention. He loves to sit there and "read" them. At 16 months I know he's just babb;ing and pretending but it's still nice to see!
Beautiful book June 16 2014
By Kirsten - Published on
Format: Board book Verified Purchase
This is a beautiful baby book full of great colors and illustrations. I don't know yet how much my baby will enjoy it, but his parents sure do :)

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