The Colour Book is the much anticipated sequel to The Book Book, a lyrical craft book for children which brings alive the world of book making. With this new book, Italian author and educator Sophie Benini Pietromarchi now takes children into the wonderous world of colour, exploring how childhood memories, feelings, smells and sounds are bound up in the shades and hues of colour. With beautiful illustrations and collage artwork together with simple easy to understand instructions, there are chapters on primary and complementary colours together with recipes to illustrate how colours can be mixed and created. Using practical tasks in mixing, playing and experimenting with colour children are encouraged to understand that "colour is both inside and outside you". This lovely hardback book would make a wonderful, imaginative resource for children eight years and older as well as artists of all ages.