Reading these will surely delight any adult and intrigue any listener and maybe even inspire a color naming contest of your own! From "French Fry Yellow" to "Basketball Orange," "Velvet Red" and "Worm Pink," your imagination will explode with the possibilities. There are "Kazoo Purple" and "Apron Blue," "Broccoli Green" and "Meatball Brown" and "Grandma Grey," to name a few more. The book ends with a wonderful two page spread of objects, animals and foods that represent (almost) all of the colors in the book. Helen Dardik's illustrations are playful, crisp and immediately recognizable and will appeal to any little reader who has already (as all babies do) developed a taste for the colorful books of Eric Carle and his hungry caterpillar. That said, I would not hesitate to give Pantone Colors to an older, reading child with an artistic bent. While Pantone Colors will teach important concepts to infants and toddlers, Pantone Colors is sure to intrigue and inspire older readers to create something of their own.
If you want to impress your friends, bring Pantone Colors to the next baby shower you are invited to. I guarantee you it will get passed around and read out loud and there might not even be a child in the room! And, for the super cool artistic baby gift, you can add Paul Thurlby's Alphabet.