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The Black Book of Colours

By Menena Cottin
Illustrated by Rosana Faria

An award-winning, unforgettable black book about colour, which shows you how to "see" without your eyes.

It can be hard for a sighted person to imagine what it is like to be blind. But in this breathtaking, ground-breaking and award-winning colour book, Menena Cottin and Rosana Faria try to convey the experience of a person who can see only through their sense of touch, taste, smell or hearing. With gorgeous textured art on black paper, accompanied by a beautifully written text translated into braille, this powerful book breaks down barriers and gives young readers the ability to experience the world in a whole new way.

  • Braille letters accompany the illustrations on every page and a full Braille alphabet offers sighted readers help in deciphering the text with their fingers, and sharing an experience usually known by blind readers alone.
  • "Fascinating, challenging and lovely. " Kirkus Reviews
  • Winner of the prestigious Bologna Ragazzi "New Horizons" prize in 2007.

About the author

Menena Cottin is a graphic designer and illustrator from Caracas, Venezuela. She studied graphic design in Caracas, before moving to New York to study creative writing, children's book illustration and animation. She has several films and children's books to her name.

About the illustrator

Rosana Faria was also born in Caracas. She studied graphic design at the Neumann Design Institute and now works as a children's book illustration and graphic designer. She has published more than twelve titles and in 1992 was highly commended at the Noma Illustration Contest in Japan.

Awards

2011: English 4-11 Book Awards

Key Stage 1 Fiction - Winner

ISBN: 9781406322187
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: March 1, 2010
Dimensions: 280 x 170mm, 24pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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