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Magic Colors

3.98  ·  Rating Details ·  80 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
It's magic! With an eye-popping design and see-through pages to flip back and forth, these clever books introduce children to basic concepts in the most delightful way!

What happens when you mix two colors? Kids can find out the answer with this wonderfully tactile, imaginative, and interactive book. When they flip the see-through acetate over the different-colored pages, t
Hardcover, 28 pages
Published October 22nd 2013 by Boxer Books (first published September 1st 2011)
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Homegrown Reader
Sep 22, 2016 Homegrown Reader rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was another book that we grew to love. I was not enamoured with this book, at first. The pictures are very basic and story non-existent. In the end, that’s what made it great. It was simple and easy to work with in a variety of ways.

The magical thing about the book and why we keep coming back to it, is that each page has an initial illustration and then a plastic overlay that changes the picture using the mixture of colors. So, you’ll have a yellow sky and then an orange sunset or an ice cr
Oct 29, 2014 Debbie rated it it was amazing
I thought Magic Colors was creative. It has lots of pages with lots of images that have the words describing what is on the page but is not complete by themselves. Inbetween each two pages is a clear sheet that has a colored item on it but alone is not complete either but when placed on top of one of the two pages it completes that image. For example one page is fully orange with four black circles. It says brown bear at the bottom. When the clear sheet is placed on top the colored part on the ...more
This book has a very cool effect. Every other page has opaque shapes printed on acetate, which appear to change colors as the page is turned. In reality, the colored shapes lay against different colored backgrounds each time, and the composition and captions direct your eyes to see the change. However, when I read this at storytime, it made for some confusing explanations. "Purple grapes" turn to "green grapes" on the opposing yellow page. "OH! That's because purple plus yellow makes green!" the ...more
Dec 19, 2013 Samantha rated it liked it
Interesting concept at work here: transparencies convert the color to create the intended artwork. Not all of the pages work really well, though the spread with the brown/green leaves and the green/purple grapes make the book worth reading.

Turning the pages is mildly frustrating as they stick together a bit, but the creative approach to color and the use of simple shapes to create the artwork is pretty neat. PreK-2.
Nov 12, 2014 Jill rated it really liked it
I really loved the concept of this book, but I did struggle with the fact that for it to make sense, you have to read the right page first and then turn the transparency to read the left page so the color/object is correct. But I think I would still use this in storytime because it's just so cool. And I don't know how you could change that issue.
Feb 04, 2014 Heather rated it really liked it
Super cool book that allows kids to experiment with color mixing and change one picture into something new with the flip of a page. Downside? The color pages are likely to be quickly damaged/destroyed by grasping, gripping, tearing little hands. But it'll be fun while it lasts. It really does seem like magic.
Jun 10, 2014 Kathy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picturebook
Way cool book that *shows* how mixing colors (eg, yellow+blue=green) gives you new colors with very clever transparent pages that change the pictures on either side. The simple words to accompany the pictures (and the action of turning the transparencies back and forth) would also help pre and very new readers with literacy.
Kelsey Yates
Jun 14, 2014 Kelsey Yates rated it really liked it
Shelves: children, to-own
Very simple yet clever book. Only two words per page describing the picture. The fun is in flipping the tinted plastic pages to reveal the images.
Great Books
Feb 18, 2015 Great Books rated it really liked it
Shelves: birth-4
Like magic, new colors and pictures emerge when children flip the see-through acetate over the pages. A most delightful way to learn basic concepts. (reviewer #7)
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Fun color concept book!
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