Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Kaleidoscope, by Salina Yoon

We have a birthday in our household today! Our baby girl is turning ONE! In honor of our birthday celebration, and for all of the color she adds to our life, I present you with this new book:

Kaleidoscope, by Salina Yoon is an interesting book and a very difficult one for me to try to describe. It is a novelty book with a working kaleidoscope built-in which is quite fascinating to children and adults alike.

This book is definitely more about the art work than it is about a story. Illustrated by artist Salina Yoon, it is dash of color and simple rhymes.

"Raindrops plopping,
splishing, splashing!
Skipping, turning,
children dashing."

Each page spread only holds four short lines of rhyming text but an impressive amount of bold colors.

This sturdy board book is meant to be propped up in order to use the kaleidoscope effectively. You can get an idea of how the kaleidoscope works by looking at this picture:

Basically, Kaleidoscope takes you on a little trip through various seasons, enjoying the color which is a part of each. There are midnight skies and winter snow showers. Each page is quite unique appealing to look at in its own right, even without use of the kaleidoscope. I confess that I've been looking through it and playing around with it quite frequently myself though!

To give you a further idea of what this book is about, I'm going to point you to the Book Trailer. Oh yes, I am. (You know I normally don't like book trailers, right?!) But this one is so unique, that I am having a hard time describing it. ( also offers several different views of the book to give you a better feel for what to expect out of it.)

It's a small board book cram packed with interesting fun.

I have THREE copies of this book to give away to three of you, courtesy of Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. How can you be entered to win? Simply leave a comment below (including a valid e-mail address.) This contest is open to U.S. Residents only and will be open through Tuesday, April 24th.

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNERS, (as selected by are #5 - Jennifer, #14 - *Carrie* (the other one!) - and #18 - Krista. Congrats, ladies!

Thank you, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, for shooting a copy of this book my way AND for offering three additional copies to my readers.


Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

I think my little almost-2-year (gag!) old would love thi!

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

Ah, I meant to say GAH instead of GAG. That's a bit better, right? ;-)

Annette W. said...

Looks like a really cool book!!

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Sherry said...

I think you did a gret job describing the book: board book with built-in kaleidoscope. It looks like fun!

Jennifer said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you sweet baby girl! <3 Best wishes on your very special day! And, I think your mommy picked a great way to celebrate! A rainbow book on your birthday, what could be better then that?


Caroline said...

The book looks cute, but I don't need it. Just wanted to say "Happy Burfday!" to your precious little girl!

Anonymous said...

Looks fun!

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Jessica B. said...

I'd love to win!

Rosita said...

I'd love to win this for my twin grandchildren! They turn two next month and love books.

rosita dot p dot mariani at gmail dot com

Sky said...

My kids would love this book! What a great way to interact with words!

Kathy said...

That is such a cool book! LOVE all the colors! said...

I have many young children in my life who would love this book. Hope I get to share it with them!

Alison said...

M turns 3 next Monday. I remember this time last year and how slowly the days were ticking down for you. I can't believe how quickly all of our kids are growing up. (And we just stay young!)

*carrie* said...

Happy, happy birthday to your sweet girl. My niece turns one today, also, and it was Naomi's due date! Crazy.

Rainbow said...

Happy 1st Birthday to your daughter! Thanks for sharing again with us!

Patricia said...

This looks so cool. Count me in! Happy Birthday to your daughter! This next year is going to be so much fun for you both!

patricia dot mariani dot esq at gmail dot com

Taia said...

Looks neat!
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Krista said...

How cool! I'm sure this would be well lovedin our house!

Jennifer said...

This book looks so cool!


A Faithful Journey said...

Happy birthday to your little girl! :)

My kids would love this book! Thanks for the chance to win!


apple blossom said...

looks like a cool book. I love color
Thanks for the chance to win

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Bluerose said...

Wow! That's a cool book!

bluerosesheart at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

My son would love it.

Karie said...

This looks like a really neat book. I would love to win it.

Anonymous said...

How this year has flown!! My littles turns one this week: such a joy from the Lord!!
Thanks for the colorful giveaway!!

Jen N
artandjen at Juno . Com

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