Colours by Aino-Maija Metsola


Written by Aino-Maija Metsola
Part of the The Learning Garden Series

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March 15 Book of the Month First concepts books don’t come more stylish than this. Aino-Maija Metsola is a Finnish designer, well known internationally for her iconic textile and ceramic designs. Her bold colours, geometric shapes and flat lines look fabulous here. Each spread is divided into blocks of images, themed by colour and often nature-inspired – fruits, vegetables, flowers, birds and animals – that invite you to touch them and trace the outlines. Sturdy flaps can be opened to reveal hidden surprises, while children are challenged too to spot the odd one out on each page, the pink elephant for example on a page of blue. A visual treat for children and adults alike. ~ Andrea Reece

And there's a equally bright and bold companion book you might like to read - Counting.


Colours by Aino-Maija Metsola

Make learning fun with this stylish and tactile book of colours. Every page is themed by colour and filled with objects to see and say. Can you find the odd one out on every page? Lift the flaps to see if you were right - and discover a host of surprises along the way. Bold, eye-catching artwork and sturdy card lift-flaps throughout will make this a favourite with children and adults alike.


Sophisticated concept books like this are a delight. With a double page for each colour of the rainbow, this board book serves as an excellent introduction to colours, but is also much more | it won't just teach the individual colours , but also that they are connected and that together they bring the world to life.

Board books with sturdy flaps to lift, teaching children how to spot and know their colours... Gloriously chunky and colourful, these books are a true delight. Book of the Month First concepts books don

...Her bold colours, geometric shapes and flat lines look fabulous here...A visual treat for children and adults alike.

Aino-Maija Metsola


... it won't just teach the individual colours , but also that they are connected and that together they bring the world to life.

About the Author

Aino-Maija Metsola

Aino-Maija Metsola is a Helsinki-based illustrator and designer. With particular interest in color she aims to craft bold but subtle images using a diverse selection of techniques from watercolor to ink, markers, and gouache. Her wide range of work covers prints and illustrations for various surfaces including textiles, clothes, tableware, stationery, books, and toys.

Aino-Maija graduated from the University of Art and Design Helsinki and has worked as a freelancer in the fields of illustration, pattern, and graphic design. She is known for her work for the design company Marimekko that she has collaborated with since 2006. Aino-Maija’s designs have been featured in publications and exhibitions around the world.

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Board book
14 pages


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Publication date

5th March 2015




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