This delightful board book introduces colours via their association with a specific animal. Layton’s illustrations are reminiscent of Quentin Blake in the amount of scratchy chaos that is present in the line. This results in lovely characterizations of the animals. Some chosen animals are a little abstract for the target audience – with half a blue whale not really the best choice for blue or a mole a good example of black. Children like animals where there is a defined sound that they make, such as the lowing of a cow or the growl of a bear. Only half the chosen animals fit into this category. Overall this is a nice ‘starter’ book for babies. It is an excellent size, with a very clear format that displays excellent production values. In a marketplace where this concept has been introduced in a host of ways, the freshness of Layton’s images delivers a book that is original and appealing.
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