encyclopedia of rainbows* – £11.99
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as might be obvious, encyclopedia of rainbows is pretty much my dream kind of book. so, i knew i would love it from a visual point of view, but little extras just make it that bit better than expected.
if you follow @hey_jules_studio on instagram you might recognise some of these photos. that’s because this is her book! taking from its title, this is a bit more than just a book of wonderful rainbow things arranged neatly. opposite each page of items, at the top, is a small but handy numbered chart, and each number corresponds to the items. they detail what’s in the photos, for example, names of butterflies and insects and plants; flavours of sweets and other foods to toys, books and much more. in some cases, such as the natural things, even the latin name is included. genuinely useful as well as just looking good!
the spine is also bound with rainbow colours too. love touches like that. one of my favourite parts, content aside, is that instead of an ordinary numbered page index at the end, it’s a visual one. i actually didn’t realise this and only saw after looking through the book a couple of times. to say it excited me is an understatement.
again, wonderfully colourful and visually pleasing content aside …touches like this are what have elevated this book to a whole new level for me. i would have completely enjoyed a more plain book, with images and no real text to speak of, but the overall presentation and thought behind the whole book experience have made it one of my favourite things to look at lately.
i can definitely see myself still loving encyclopedia of rainbows in many years in the future too. i know for sure i would have loved it as a child and teen too, so i’d say this book has no limits with age. if you enjoy colour, things arranged neatly in rainbow order, and potentially learning a little on the side too i can pretty much guarantee you’ll enjoy this book.
* – book provided by chronicle & abrams for the purpose of this review. all words and photography (of the book, not of the imagery within) as always, my own.
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