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Baby Sees Colors: Orange

A High-Contrast Board Book for Babies

Part of Baby Sees!
Illustrated by Akio Kashiwara

Newborn babies as young as six weeks old will be mesmerized by the bold shapes and images as they learn to focus on colors! Baby Sees Colors: Orange, the newest addition to the best-selling Baby Sees series, explores colors with high-contrast illustrations.    

Orange! The color of sunsets, fruit, and furry cats. Orange is a joyful color and Baby Sees Colors: Orange will bring joy to your whole family during storytime. This bright, exciting board book is filled with bold, captivating illustrations and whimsical text. Baby Sees Shapes: Orange features energetic, cheerful pages that naturally teach the littlest readers colors.

Baby Sees! books are the best books for babies and newborns!

  • This book is perfect for baby shower gifts or baby gifts—babies will love to read these small, chunky books with their parents, grandparents, teachers, and babysitters!
  • Vivid, high-contrast art is designed to help babies focus and begin to discern shapes and colors, and is based on decades of research and refinement.
  • Hundreds of thousands of parents in Japan have already discovered the power of this little book, and now American parents can too!

This adorable, sturdy book will still look new after being loved for years and will find a place on the shelf next to classic board books like Eric Carle's The Very Hungry CaterpillarBrown Bear, Brown BearWhat Do You See?Chica Chica Boom Boom, and Sandra Boynton’s classics. 

Gakken Publishing is the largest publisher of children's educational books in Japan. For the first time, these sophisticated and exciting books are now available to parents, teachers, and caregivers in the United States.





Fifteen years ago, Ms. Sakagashi, the creator of this book, set out to design a book that would soothe crying babies. Her first attempt published in 2003 featured black, white and red art, and found a loyal audience. But she was not satisfied: she refined the content as more and more babies read and responded to the art. She tried lines of different thickness, and eventually added more colors, and then in 2009, she stumbled onto a simple squiggle with a smiley face created by Akio Kashiwara, that changed everything. That squiggle was exactly what she was looking for. Ms. Sakagashi confimed her suspicion that babies would fall in love with Mr. Akio Kashiwara's art, and this book has sold close to 700,000 copies in Japan over the last 8 years, making lots of babies (and their parents) very happy.

More books from this illustrator: Akio Kashiwara

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