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Baby Sees Colors

A totally mesmerizing high-contrast book for babies

Part of Baby Sees!
Illustrated by Akio Kashiwara
Published by Gakken
Distributed by Simon & Schuster



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About The Book

Newborn babies as young as six weeks old will be mesmerized by the bold shapes and colors in BABY SEES COLORS! This book makes a perfect gift for a new baby—parents, grandparents, and other caretakers will love the bonding experience of reading this lovely board book aloud to infants or one-year-olds.

**2019 National Parenting Product Awards Winner** (

Based on decades of research and refinement, the art in this high-contrast board book will help babies focus and begin to discern shapes and colors. Written by popular children’s book author Akio Kashiwara, BABY SEES COLORS has simple, uplifting images and rhymes.

Babies soak in everything they hear, and eventually learn to associate particular sounds with familiar people and things. 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 Caterpillar, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; Chica Chica Boom Boom, and Sandra Boynton’s classics.

What parents are saying:

“My baby started being very interested in this as soon as she could focus, around one and a half months. This is a great first book!”

“GREAT first book for baby. My two month old twins LOVE when I read and show them this book.”

“Attention Grabber! Super cute book! Really grabs my 2 month old’s attention!"

About The Illustrator

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.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Gakken (September 11, 2018)
  • Length: 24 pages
  • ISBN13: 9784056210408
  • Grades: P - P

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