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Raindrops: A Shower of Colors Board book – April 6, 2010


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Board book: 12 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling; Brdbk edition (April 6, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402769008
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402769009
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.7 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,989,297 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"This cheery book uses animals to show how blending colors creates new ones... overall it's a winning visual effect." -Publishers Weekly


Scholastic Parent & Child Magazine: Top Picks for Fiction, April 2010:
"We love the innovative design...and the story teaches many concepts at once-colors, animals, weather," - Rachael Taaffe, copy editor


"...Garofoli's playful, big-bellied critters-most accessorized fetchingly-will charm readers. Fun, with a little subtle instruction on color mixing." -Kirkus Reviews


"This chunky book for little fingers proves to be a most clever adventure in learning colors... Their infectious energy is sure to entertain the youngest readers, while parents will certainly appreciate the ingenious use of color combos." -Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program


"...in this delightful debut picture book... Tots can learn about colors and have fun shouting "Go! Go! Go!" ...No matter the weather, this board book will provide hours of fun." - Washington Parent

From the Author

Fun art projects and cooking activities for Raindrops: A Shower of Colors are on my website, at chieuurban.com .

More About the Author

Dedicated to creating innovative books that provide fun learning and exploration for the youngest readers - Chiêu Anh Urban is a children's book author/illustrator and graphic designer with a BFA in Communications Art and Design.
Visit her website at chieuurban.com and facebook.com/chieu.anh.urban

Customer Reviews

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We both love the bright, simple, and friendly pictures.
Deborah G
If you are looking for an ingenious, unique, educational and FUN book that will delight your little one, this is one you might want to consider!
D. Fowler
This book was recommended by a co-worker and my 18 month son loves it.
T. Moore

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: Board book
If you want a fun versatile board book that is a learning experience in itself, "Raindrops" is one of the more interesting ones I've seen in some time. The simple dialogue will be quickly memorized by your preschooler giving he or she that "I can read" feeling as they turn the pages. The text and visuals will enable the small child to "decipher" words on the page while the bright, vibrant colors are learned as you reintroduce them each time the book is read. The pages are durable, easy to turn and are very appealing.

"Blue butterfly
Red Rooster
Purple parrot
Pink pig
GO! GO! GO!
Red robin
Yellow yak
Orange octopus
White whale
GO! GO! GO!
Yellow bumblebee
Blue beetle
Green grasshopper
Black bear
GO! GO! GO!
Raindrops and sun
bring lot of fun . . .
. . . and a rainbow!"

After your preschooler recognizes colors, the book may be put aside for a while, but when they reach Kindergarten would be the perfect time to reintroduce this unique book to show the child how colors are blended to make new colors. There are "die-cut raindrops with a see-through shaded acetate" (very durable) that can be flipped over another color quickly showing how colors are blended. For example, one page has a red robin, the second a yellow yak. When the page is turned, the colors blend and you have an orange octopus. If you are looking for an ingenious, unique, educational and FUN book that will delight your little one, this is one you might want to consider!
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Format: Board book
Raindrops: A Shower of Colors is a joyful board book that teaches little ones about basic colors. Each color is paired with an object or animal of that color - and a raindrop-shaped section of tinted-color plastic embedded within the board page further emphasizes the given hue! For example, the page with the words "White Whale" features a playful illustration of a while whale with a blazing white teardrop-shaped section covering the whale's nose! The clear plastic segments are as durable as the rest of the board book, making Raindrops: A Shower of Colors an excellent choice for the very young.
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By T. Moore on March 22, 2010
Format: Board book
This book was recommended by a co-worker and my 18 month son loves it. I always let him choose what book we read and everytime I give this book as a choice he picks it! He loves to look through the color raindrop windows and points at all the pictures (tries to smell the flowers etc). I think this book would be good for a younger child as well, but certainly great for a 18 month old. Lots of color and great pictures.
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