Books that try to teach children colours often end up as dull and lifeless ‘point and say’ books with no storyline or hook for the reader. Colour with Splosh feels entirely different.
David Melling has created a real character in loveable Splosh. The book invites the reader to join in Splosh’s game of hide and seek and children will be squealing with laughter and shouting out to poor unaware Splosh as his friends hide right in front of his eyes.
I love the way Melling has included colour as part of the story, and the gorgeous way he has introduced disguise and humour. Melling is a master of portraying expression through his illustration. These pictures will delight young children and the adults sharing with them.
Children learn through play and Colour with Splosh is a fantastic example of encouraging children to laugh and sneaking some learning in without them even noticing. How can children not learn their colours with a book as brilliant as this?
Bravo, Sir Melling! You have done well here!
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Source: kindly sent for review by Hodder Children’s books.