+612 9045 4394
 
CHECKOUT
The Black Book of Colours  - Cottin Menena

The Black Book of Colours

By: Cottin Menena, Rosana Faria (Illustrator)

Hardcover

Published: 1st March 2010
In Stock. Ships in 1-2 business days from Australia
RRP $24.99
$20.90
16%
OFF
if ordered within

A stunning and unforgettable black book ... about colour.

Our eyes tell us about colour. But what if you are blind? Can you still know colours? Using simple language and beautiful textured art, this book shows you how to 'see' without your eyes. From out of the blackness, a beautiful rainbow of colours emerges!

  • Braille letters accompany the illustrations on every page and a full Braille alphabet offers sighted readers help in deciphering the text with their fingers, and sharing an experience usually known by blind readers alone.

About the Author

Menena Cottin is a graphic designer and illustrator from Caracas, Venezuela.

About the Illustrator

Rosana Faria was also born in Caracas. She studied graphic design at the Neumann Design Institute and now works as a children's book illustration and graphic designer.

Awards
Winner of the prestigious Bologna Ragazzi "New Horizons" prize in 2007

WRITE A REVIEW

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
The Black Book of Colours
 
5.0

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Well written (4)
  • Deserves multiple readings (3)
  • Informative (3)
  • Inspirational (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Younger readers (4)
  • Gift (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Everyday reader (3)

Reviewed by 5 customers

Displaying reviews 1-5

Back to top

 
5.0

Fantastic

By 

from Australia

About Me Everyday Reader

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Informative
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Younger Readers

    Comments about The Black Book of Colours:

    Fantastic for my classroom

     
    5.0

    A must have!

    By 

    from South Australia

    About Me Bookworm

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Read
    • Informative
    • Page-Turner
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Special Needs
      • Teachers
      • Younger Readers

      Comments about The Black Book of Colours:

      This book is a fantastic conversation starter and teaching resource. It is engaging and thought provoking. The textile aspect of the pages is fantastic.

       
      5.0

      Fantastic book

      By 

      from Newman

      About Me Casual Reader

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Understand
      • Informative
      • Inspirational
      • Relevant
      • Well Written

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift
        • Special Needs
        • Younger Readers

        Comments about The Black Book of Colours:

        This is a wonderful book that uses the five senses to describe colour as well as having brail on each page, children of all ages love it as I use it when i teach, just wonderful

         
        5.0

        An opening into a new world

        By 

        from Sydney

        About Me Everyday Reader

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Inspirational

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about The Black Book of Colours:

            A beautiful insight into another world for all readers.

             
            5.0

            Beautiful book

            By 

            from Darwin, Australia

            About Me Everyday Reader

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Easy To Understand
            • Inspirational
            • Well Written

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift
              • Younger Readers

              Comments about The Black Book of Colours:

              Using this with my students.

              Displaying reviews 1-5

              Back to top

              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

              ISBN: 9781406322187
              ISBN-10: 1406322180
              Audience: Children
              Format: Hardcover
              Language: English
              Number Of Pages: 24
              Published: 1st March 2010
              Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
              Country of Publication: GB
              Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 28.5  x 1.0
              Weight (kg): 0.34