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My Very First Book of Colors (My Very First Book)

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What color is a bluebird? Easy to answer, but even easier when you have thecolor to match it with. Find the color in the top half of a page that matches the picture on the bottom half. From pink flowers to purple grapes, this colorful book is full of fun and surprises. Children will love solving these color puzzles featuring Eric Carle's bold and vibrant artwork.
Board Book, 20 pages
Published May 19th 2005 by Philomel Books (first published October 22nd 1985)
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Camie
Aug 16, 2015 Camie rated it really liked it
Ellie's August book --New basic Erik Carle. Each page of this board book is split horizontally , one half with a bright color, the other half a brightly colored drawing , now search until you find the top and bottom of the pages that match. A cute book/game for little ones just learning their colors. A book with play alone possibilities. 4 stars
Meaghan Grady
My Very First Book of Colors By: Eric Carle 1974
Meaghan G., Spring 2015
**Picture book: Concept Book**

This book is a fun filled book learning about colors. This book is very interactive and young readers will be able to enjoy this book! The book gives a color at the top and then there is pictures on the bottom and the reader can match the color to the picture. This book is a flip book so its cut into half and then has flaps to go through. Eric Carle does a great job through his illustrations maki
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Beckett
Mar 01, 2015 Beckett rated it really liked it
I like the vibrant colors and the classic Carle style of illustration. One complaint: the color orange is missing - the O in ROYGBIV, one of the secondary colors. It found room for black and white and pink and brown, but no orange. Boo!

For reading and vocabulary building purposes I would've also liked to have seen the name of the corresponding object on the adjacent page.
Eric
Sep 21, 2011 Eric rated it did not like it
Shelves: childrens
This book is a pain to read. Like many of Carle's books it has a gimmick --in this case two panels. One with a color and one with a picture. It is meant to be a game, I suppose, but I found it both tedious and distracting
the art is pretty though.
Carmen
Jun 13, 2015 Carmen rated it it was amazing
Bold colors and illustrations make this eye catching for a newborn, while the interactive pages (the pages are cut in half to allow you to match color to picture) means this board book will grow with a child as he or she learns colors and how to turn pages. This is part of a collection that includes numbers and shapes.
Meg McGregor
Aug 31, 2015 Meg McGregor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Young readers will love this. After they pick a COLOR on the top page they need to match it with a PICTURE on a bottom page.

A unique learning experience, along with Eric Carle's wondrous illustrations, will have your little ones longing to read this over and over again!
Meg McGregor
Feb 11, 2015 Meg McGregor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Young readers will love this. After they pick a COLOR on the top page they need to match it with a PICTURE on a bottom page.

A unique learning experience, along with Eric Carle's wondrous illustrations, will have your little ones longing to read this over and over again!
Meg McGregor
Feb 04, 2015 Meg McGregor rated it really liked it
Young readers will love this. After they pick a COLOR on the top page they need to match it with a PICTURE on a bottom page.

A unique learning experience, along with Eric Carle's wondrous illustrations, will have your little ones longing to read this over and over again!
Amy Nicole
Apr 29, 2014 Amy Nicole rated it did not like it
Shelves: board-books
This book is not fun to read because it's such a pain to match the pages. It also doesn't hold my little one's interest at all. Some of the Eric Carle books are awesome, and some I feel are just created to make money because he's so famous. Skip this one.
Madziar
Estetyka Erica Carla nie należy do moich ulubionych - unikam jego książek, ta stanowi wyjątek. Obrazki są znośne, zwłaszcza śmieszny bałwan.
Książeczka nie jest dostosowana do małych dzieci (bardzo ostre rogi).
Karen Dransfield
Jun 21, 2015 Karen Dransfield rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-book
A split page flip book for juniors. It has colours at the top, and pictures at the bottom and you match them. All using lovely Eric Carle art.
Andd Becker
Dec 24, 2014 Andd Becker rated it really liked it
This flapped board book has matching color names and colors.
Keshia
Aug 18, 2014 Keshia rated it really liked it
Fun book. would be better for 2-4 yr olds. not 1 yr olds.
Lynn
Aug 04, 2015 Lynn rated it really liked it
4 stars. Read to granddaughter.
Cheyenne
Jul 17, 2014 Cheyenne rated it liked it
Cute matching book for colors.
Kimberly
Aug 10, 2015 Kimberly rated it really liked it
A solid 4 star read.
Bonnie
Sep 12, 2015 Bonnie rated it really liked it
4 stars.
Kristen
Mar 23, 2010 Kristen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
For some reason, I hadn't heard of this book until Jace picked it up at the library. Each page in the book is cut in two, halfway down the page. There are colors on top and objects in that color on the bottom and you have to turn the page to match the colors together. Super interesting concept! This is a book we'll have to add to our own collection (along with the word and shapes one as well!)
jacky
Jan 15, 2013 jacky rated it liked it
Shelves: lib-lew, board-books
I normally love Eric Carle, but this "My Very First Book" series is a big miss for me. His art is still great to look at, but this matching is took difficult. Of all the books in the series, I would say this one is the easiest for a child to use.
Jill
Dec 22, 2010 Jill rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: 6 months +
Holly loves this one! the top half of the book has colors and the bottom half has pictures of different colored things--you flip between them to find the match. It's a book and a game in one! perfect for 6 month to one year old.
Naomi
Jan 13, 2009 Naomi rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens
it's a little hard flipping throught the divided pages to match the colors but Adam loves the bright colors and pictures
Sharon
Dec 30, 2011 Sharon rated it liked it
Shelves: to-a-child
A Christmas gift from Abuela. Tommy loves these books, but Mom and Dad finf the flip-page structure overly time-consuming.
Tommy
Dec 30, 2011 Tommy rated it really liked it
A Christmas gift from Abuela. Tommy loves these books, but Mom and Dad find the flip-page structure overly time-consuming.
Danny
Dec 30, 2011 Danny rated it really liked it
A Christmas gift from Abuela. Tommy loves these books, but Mom and Dad find the flip-page structure overly time-consuming.
Inspired Kathy
Mar 12, 2009 Inspired Kathy rated it really liked it
Divided pages with colors on top and pictures on the bottom. Interactive book to match the colors with the picture
Heather Richard
Feb 23, 2011 Heather Richard rated it liked it
I love the split pages - way more dynamic for teaching colors to babies than a traditional book of colors...
Janelle
Mar 01, 2015 Janelle rated it really liked it
I love the images selected to match with the colors. But, where is the orange?
Leila T.
Mar 29, 2011 Leila T. rated it liked it
It's kindof a bit confusing, but the illustrations are fabulous.
Jenn S
Jun 11, 2010 Jenn S rated it really liked it
Shelves: toddler
Very cool design of book where colors can be matched.
Gail
Jul 10, 2009 Gail rated it did not like it
Shelves: children-s-books
My 19 month old daughter was not interested in this book.
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Eric Carle (born June 25, 1929) is a children's book author and illustrator, most famous for his book The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which has been translated into over 30 languages. Since The Very Hungry Caterpillar was published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated more than seventy books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote, and more than 71 million copies of his books have sold around ...more
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