The Black Book of Colours

By Menena Cottin

Illustrated by Rosana Faria

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.

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 3+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406322187
  • Published: 01 Mar 2010
  • Price: £12.99
  • Size: 170 x 280 mm
  • Pages: 24

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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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