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Paper Peek: Colors

Written & illustrated by Chihiro Takeuchi
Published by Candlewick Studio
5.33 / 7.0
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Goodreads Rating - 4.5 / 5.0
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Oct 11, 2019
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What Does Bookroo Think of This Book

“Flawless execution in a seldom used media combined with an adaptable reading experience make this a stand-out.”

This clever color book presents a series of colors, each in two steps. The first page features a two word color-object combination (such as red apple) and a simple cut out of the shape acting as a window through to the exceptional cut paper collage behind. The second spread gives young readers five different elements to look for in the collage, in increasing quantities from one to five paired with the collage itself. While color books are an age old concept, Takeuchi’s elevated execution is a breath of fresh air. The way each collage features only elements that are characteristically the selected color, and fully embraces a single color at a time eliminates confusion for little readers intent on grasping their color concepts, while also providing variety and ample familiar examples. Its versatility extends to the ease with which the book can be adjusted to fit the broad interest and ability levels of children in the board book age range, allowing readers to accordion their reading to extend their time and dive deep looking for additional objects not specifically called out on the find-and-seek pages or minimally read only the color-object combinations.

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Publisher Summary

Intricate cut-paper artwork and clever die cuts yield an innovative search-and-find book that homes in on colors and counting.

Peek through a shaped opening to spy a beautifully patterned green leaf, a red apple, a white cloud. Then turn the page to discover a world of animals and objects, familiar and new, hidden within the patterns. Can you find two orange basketballs? Three pink flamingos? Five yellow butterflies? Simple, fresh, and satisfying, this stylish board book promises hours of engagement for young children.

What Kind of Book is Paper Peek: Colors

Quotes from This Book

  • “Can you find . . . ? 1 Fire truck 2 Lobsters 3 Strawberries 4 Balloons 5 Ladybugs”

Where Does This Book Stand Out


The “Interactive” badge is awarded to books that offer an exceptional interactive experience.

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • There are specific items you are directed to look through as you read this book, but there are also additional cut shapes hiding on each color page. What else can you find?

  • These illustrations were created by collecting a lot of cut paper shapes together in one place. Can you create a similar effect by collecting items of one color from around your house and laying them out?

Trusted Reviews & Ratings

English Degree, Former SAHM, Grammy Extraordinare
5.0 / 7.0
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Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
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The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
5.0 / 7.0

This is a fantastic color book, particularly towards the older range for board books (2+) who will be able to seek and find the requisite items. Delightful use of cut-outs, both to create the larger shapes and to create all the smaller items as well!

Book Lists That Include Paper Peek: Colors

Book Topics › seek and find
Children's Books About Seek And Find
Book Topics › interactive
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Book Topics › fiction
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Who Wrote Paper Peek: Colors

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Book Details

Publication Date:
October 11, 2019
Text Details:
This book was typeset in Avenir.
Illustration Details:
The illustrations were done in cut paper.

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