Picture Books ~ Concept Books
Colorful fabric collages illustrate basic shapes as two children and a dog set sail on an adventurous trip. 2006.
Hello, Red Fox
Guests at Little Frog's birthday party include the red fox, the purple butterfly, the orange cat, and other colorful animals. The illustrations are designed to demonstrate the concept of complementary colors. 1998.
The Everything Book
A collection of simple works which introduce colors, shapes, numbers, animals, food, and nursery rhymes. 2000.
Food for Thought: The Complete Book of Concepts for Grown Minds
Uses bright photographs of fruits and vegetables shaped like animals and simple labels to teach toddlers shapes, colors, numbers, letters, and opposites. 2005.
Sam the bunny rabbit introduces such pairs of opposites as dirt/clean, high/low, whole/broken and angry/calm. 2003.
Spot's Big Learning Book
In simple black and white, bright and pastel colors, Spot makes learning fun for children. Young learners will enjoy learning all about colors, shapes, numbers, and words. 1999.
Wow! Said the Owl
A curious little owl decides to stay awake to find out how the things he sees at night look during the daytime- "A book about colors!" 2009.
Colors: A First Art Book
Here are 18 brilliant works of art carefully chosen to illustrate a range of familiar colors. Artists include Botticelli, Hiroshige, Van Gogh, and Peter Blake among others. 2005.
I Spy: An Alphabet in Art
Each of the fourteen magnificent paintings in this book contains a different shape for you to find. Some are easy to spot, and others are more challenging. But take a closer look -- after you think you've found them all, there are even more shapes to look at and discover. 2004.
My Friend Lucky
A dog named Lucky demonstrates opposites such as slow and fast, dry and wet, cold and warm, and here and there. 2002.
A House for Birdie
As Birdie and his friends try to locate a house that is just right for his size, readers learn about the concept of capacity. 2004.
At a family reunion, the cousins line up in order of their ages to get their pictures taken, introducing the concept of numerical order. 2002.
Seeger, Laura Vaccaro
Black? White! Day? Night! A Book of Opposites
Through a series of ingenious die-cut pages, the young reader discovers things that are the opposite of what they seem within eighteen questions and their answers. 2006.
Walsh, Ellen Stoll
Kit and the Wizard experiment with colors, finding that some colors vibrate when placed next to each other. 2000.