Reader Reviewed Shapes, Colours, Numbers by Dario Zeruto

Shapes, Colours, Numbers

Written by Dario Zeruto
Illustrated by Dario Zeruto

Baby and Toddler   3+ readers   First Concepts   
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The Lovereading4Kids comment

Wow, what a clever, inspired way to teach shapes, colours, numbers. Contained in a neat, white slipcase is a sturdy board book, split down the middle, boldly coloured shapes on left and right hand sides, from one red square (divided into two halves), to two blue triangles, 3 green rectangles and so on. Mix the flaps up and you can create pages of different combinations – a row of purple diamonds and yellow circles for example. The possibilities are almost endless, and there’s something deeply satisfying about making the new spreads. Children will learn about ratios (the shapes come in different sizes) as well as about colour, shape and counting. Neat! ~ Andrea Reece

Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and share books from an early age and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Abbie  Collings, age 5 - 'This book is very different and I liked finding the different shapes and colours.  There were lots of different shape patterns to name... There was lots to talk about and it was really good for the 3 year old's mathematical language about shape and colour (Abbie's Mum).'
  • Abidah Khatun and Amatullah Khatun, age 2 and 7 - 'My two year old loved this book. She knows her colours already but this book introduced her to shapes and improved her counting skills. The format of the book and flaps kept her interested. A great book all round.'
  • Oliver, age 2 - 'Unusual and interesting educational book for little ones. This book is really quite lovely.'


Shapes, Colours, Numbers by Dario Zeruto

How many shapes and colours can you find inside? Open the flaps and count the shapes one by one, then play with the flaps to create your own combinations. The choice is yours! This stunning book encourages the reader to explore and discover shapes, colours and numbers through play, inviting them to open a series of flaps, counting the different-coloured shapes as they go. A book without words that is full of delight, its simplicity speaks for itself.


'It's the coffee table book of kids books... My 2 year old really enjoys this book and I think he'll learn lots from it.' * mother, for * 'ingenious! My two year old loved this book. She knows her colours already but this book introduced her to shapes and improved her counting. The format kept her interested. A great book all round.' * mother, for * 'I liked it because it is very different to most books. There are no words and you can open each side from the middle to make lots of different shapes and patterns.' * Abbie Collings, age 5, for *'

About the Author

Dario Zeruto was born in Havana, Cuba, but lives and works in Barcelona and Milan. With a background in mechanical engineering, he developed an interest in hand-made crafts in Bolivia, and makes unique pieces of art through the convergence of textiles, paper engineering and traditional printed book form. He runs workshops in paper engineering for children and adults in both Italy and Spain.

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Book Info


20 pages


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Publication date

21st February 2018




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