Over the last year, my son’s reading ability has really taken off. While I’m excited that he likes to read and can now read independently, I’m a little sad that I no longer have an excuse to buy cute board book titles.
I often stumble across titles I’d love to buy while I’m browsing online or at the nearest mall bookstore. One of the cutest books for little ones I’ve seen in quite some time is the Pantone Colors board book. I’m actually hoping one of my friends has a baby soon so I have an excuse to send this book to someone.
The Pantone Color Matching System is a standardized color reproduction system. It is used in many different fields, including graphic design, photography, interior decorating, and fashion. In all, the Pantone system includes 1,114 spot colors that are made from mixing 15 different base pigments (or 13 base pigments plus white and black).
There isn’t really a story in the Pantone Colors book. It is simply a collection of illustrations and a grid with labeled representations of the various Pantone colors. There are nine basic colors and 20 shades of each that are introduced in the book.
It’s the perfect gift for a budding artist or any child of a graphic designer. I know when my son was in preschool it took him awhile to be able to grasp that ruby red and pomegranate red were simply different shades of the same color. I think a book like this would have been a great addition to his library at that age.
What do you think of the Pantone Colors book?
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