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A Solid Choice!
on April 17, 2007
This book is sturdy, durable, visually interesting, well-designed and a great place to launch an infant's interest in books, photos and naming the real-life images he/she sees every day. Bright Baby Colors is part of a wonderful series of board books which includes Bright Baby Animals and Bright Baby First Words (both of which I also highly recommend). Rather than confusing an infant's eyes with an array of images all at once, the nice thing about these books is that they are laid out very simplistically with one photograph and word per page on a solid-colored background. No clutter and no distractions. For the infant who is just starting to point at everything in the world and seek "identification tags", this entire series is the perfect first set of books.
Ever since he was an infant, my son has kept coming back to these books. I think it is because they can be easily adapted to teach a variety of concepts and they evolve to meet his constantly changing points of interest. I agree with the previous reviewer that a few of the color choices are not as well depicted as they could be. (E.g., gray is depicted as so dark that it is almost black, and pink is shown in such a dark shade that it is almost red.) However, this is a minor point, and I still give this book five stars for the simple visual images it provides, the focused learning it encourages, and the variety of ways in which it can be used to teach not just colors, but also other words and concepts. With its great photography of everyday, real-life, 'round-the-house images set against simple, solid backgrounds, this book is definitely a solid choice with which to start your child's home library!