The Color Closet
This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iPad, and with iTunes on your computer. Multi-touch books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iPad. Books with interactive features may work best on an iPad. iBooks on your Mac requires OS X 10.9 or later.
Open the doors to The Color Closet and discover a world where an orange skeleton can wear turquoise boots and mustard mice like to spin red hangers.
The fun starts simply, but as this quietly riotous story unfolds, more colors join the closet and a celebration of nonsense erupts at your fingertips. You are the artist, tapping the screen to color the picture in endless exciting combinations.
This delightful, innovative tale takes coloring books to another dimension. Lilac, violet, lime and mustard. Cerulean, plum and custard. Who knew there were so many wonderful colors?
You’ll be waiting for the kids to go to bed so you can have a turn...
Reviews for Pinto's work
'Hilarious drawings perfectly complement the theme, which could be summarized: logic is for sissies. Absurdity is more fun.'
New York Times Book Review
‘Magritte meets Dr Seuss...Brilliant’
Dublin Sunday Times
A wonderful use of iBook for children
I found this book yesterday, searching for books to help children learn their colors. Boy, was I lucky. This is a wonderful use of this technology for children. Though I've only just begun to explore the possibilities, I do know that it captures you from the start.
This is not your standard "learn your colors" picture book. I knew that there would be little standard about it as soon as I saw who the author is: Sara Pinto. She has written "The Alphabet Room" and "The Number Garden", among others. Truly wonderful books, full of anticipation and wonder.
"The Color Closet" takes the idea of each turn of the page building on the previous one step further. The reader can manipulate the colors. This builds throughout the book. I believe there's even more to it than that. You and your child may begin to notice a pattern of how the colors evolve at the turn of each page. For me, personally, it was hard to put down! Wait until you get to the last few pages. The possibilities seem endless.
One last note - the colors chosen for the book are wonderful. From red to cerulean, this is just one more example of what makes this book a unique reading experience.
A Wonderful, Absurd Delight!
I downloaded this book for my kids (ages 3 & 5) and it has been non-stop fun for them. The play around and try out different combinations as the possibilities grow with each additional page. I have even found my husband playing with it long after the kids had gone to bed!
We love The Color Closet!
A creative, wacky and downright absurd way to learn your colors. Learning was never more fun!
The Color Closet
A truly delightful book with endless possibilities for fun. Readers can explore the world of color again and again from different perspectives. The drawings are charming and the colors delicious. Who but the author of the Alphabet Room would think about the comic possibilities of hangers? Bowling balls? Boots? Fun for adults, too.