Age suitability: 7-9 years
From prehistory to the present day, colours have shaped our world in more ways than you might expect.
In The Stories and Secrets of Colour, young readers can explore the many meanings behind and uses for colour all over the world, from the Tuareg people of North Africa and their striking blue clothes, to why saffron is so expensive and what makes flamingos pink. Through colour, we discover amazing facts about animals and plants, learn how colours have changed the course of history and find out how different colours affect our moods and health.
Vivid, imaginative full-spread illustrations from artist Sirjana Kaur are a joyful celebration of colour and award-winning Susie Brook's text reveals how colour is infused into every part of our lives.