We were recently sent a new picture book to review…
The Colour Thief by Gabriel Alborozo
Zot lives in a world without colour – no green grass, no blue sky, no yellow sun and no red flowers. From his lonely mountaintop, he gazes at Earth, sparkling with brilliant colour, and thinks it must be a very happy place. He sets off to steal some of that happiness for himself . . .
Visually stunning and thought-provoking, The Colour Thief is a heartwarming story set to become a firm favourite with fans of Oliver Jeffers and Jon Klassen.
It’s a beautifully illustrated book, and yes, it did put me in mind of Oliver Jeffers’ books. Zot is a cute and loveable little character, and the story is very sweet.
When this one arrived, I couldn’t decide which child it would be best for. Little Man’s interest tends to veer towards vehicles and animals, and brightly coloured books, whilst Boo reads any and all books avariciously, but has recently been working her way through chapter books at bedtimes. So, I decided to try it with Little Man. Initially, he wouldn’t even let me get past the first page! But, and that was only a couple of weeks back, he is now showing a real love for it, and has had it as his bedtime story (he chooses his own book each evening) for the past few days. It’s a good length bedtime book for him, just coming up to 2 years old, and it’s a really good book for exploring colours with little ones.
It’s a lovely book, and we’ve developed a love for Zot!
Disclosure: We received a copy of this book FOC for the purposes of this review.