My Very First Book of Colors
by Eric Carle
Philomel Books, 1974
Another interactive gem from Eric Carle who really understands the youngest.
In a small size to fit toddlers hands, and as a board book to tolerate children’s mouths,s My Very First Book of Colors shows a color on the top half the page and is asked to find that color in a series of pictures on the bottom half of the page. The first color shown is ‘blue’. To find the blue picture, the child turns the bottom-page-half and finds a blue bird to match the blue above! They get an instant win to reinforce the goal of the game. Then the child is asked for find ‘white’, and must turn many pages to find a ‘snowman’. Carle even includes a top page with 8 colors, inviting the reader to find the colorful butterfly.
Perfect for the 1-2 year olds who are learning colors. Carle’s bright colors and simple illustrations draw the reader in. A great gift for their first birthday; something they can grow into, depending upon the development of the specific child.