The Black Book of Colors

The Black Book of Colors

Book - 2008
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Living with the use of one's eyes can make imagining blindness difficult, but this innovative title invites readers to imagine living without sight through remarkable illustrations done with raised lines and descriptions of colors based on imagery. Braille letters accompany the illustrations and a full Braille alphabet offers sighted readers help reading along with their fingers. This extraordinary title gives young readers the ability to experience the world in a new way.
Publisher: Toronto : Groundwood Books, 2008.
Edition: First English edition
ISBN: 9780888998736
0888998732
Branch Call Number: j 535.6 COTTIN M
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : illustrations ; 18 x 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Faría, Rosana

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MissRoslyn Dec 22, 2016

An amazing book for all children, this book is great for one on one reading and giving an explanation of 'seeing' with your other senses, while being a great sensory book itself.

TSCPL_NatalieM Oct 14, 2016

It’s difficult to imagine what it might be like to try to experience colors as a blind person. Both sighted and blind readers can experience colors through poetic language linking them to flavors, textures, sounds, smells, and feelings, as well as by touching the raised drawings. The text is written both in English and Braille, though a note explains that the Braille is is not of the production quality necessary for a blind reader.

KCLSRecommends Mar 10, 2014

How could you experience different colors if you were blind? Check this fascinating book out for one way to 'see' this!

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chickadee47
Sep 10, 2013

The Braille in this book is completely unreadable! Very disappointing.

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writermala
Apr 06, 2013

This Braille Book is excellent in describing the colors in such a way that visually impaired children can actually experience the colors. As a sighted person, I enjoyed "reading" it in Braille and really admired the tactile sensation the pictures provided.

forbesrachel Sep 11, 2012

A very different book as all the pictures are in black and raised. It is meant to get across how the blind "see" colours. Also, is meant to teach about braille.

Kirbs Feb 04, 2012

One the the most remarkably conceived and beautiful executed books I have ever held. One to be owned and cherished.

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JennyAZ
Jan 07, 2011

A beautiful, mind-opening book, "The Black Book of Color" is a great addition to any children's library. Highly recommended!

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lbloom
Apr 12, 2010

This book is simple and beautiful. Every classroom should have a copy. It took my breath away the first time I read it. I know own it and have given it as a gift a few times.

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