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we love Charley Harper's graphics
on December 13, 2014
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.