This “picture” book would be a wonderful choice in helping younger students to learn about the senses.  All the pages of the book are black, with the text in Braille and in white lettering.  The illustrations are raised print on the pages, without color.  One must feel the page (or slightly shift it to catch the embossing) to ‘see’ the illustration.

Each page describes a color in terms of one or more of the other senses, without vision.  For example, the book observes that “green tastes like lemon ice cream and smells like grass that’s just been cut.”

By making the pictures sensory, the creators of this book help teach how blind children experience the world.  While it would be difficult to read this aloud to a large group of children, in a smaller group, where one could pass the book around for the children to touch the pictures, it would be a very effective tool to help them learn how they might use their other senses to experience color. 

The book might also be a good choice to help older students think about the concept of synesthesia. I can imagine that it would generate some interesting ideas in a creative or descriptive writing unit for students in elementary school.

Over all, I found the book interesting and provocative.