Baby’s First Book Blocks

Dan Stiles

$ 16.95

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ISBN: 9781576876848

Toys / Books / Visual Tools / 0-3 years
Box set
9.5 x 2 inches
22 pages

Available June 2014

Baby’s First Book Blocks is a series of mini board books designed to entice infants to focus and develop their visual acuity. Featuring high-contrast colors, eye-catching shapes, and colorful patterns, these chunky little books also incorporate the latest scientific research about vision development, making for the perfect introductory baby books.

Studies show that during the first year of life, babies’ visual skills develop dramatically. A month-old infant will prefer sharply defined, black-and-white edges and patterns, while by 4 months of age, most babies can distinguish even subtle shades and respond to repeating patterns.

Just a few minutes a day of looking at and exploring the shapes and colors will help babies to develop visual skills and also provides a great opportunity for parents and caregivers to interact with baby.

Four little block-shaped mini books, each measuring
2-3/8 x 2-3/8 inches, comprise this adorable set:

Book 1: Black and White—simple but interesting shapes moving into more complex shapes and patterns

Book 2: Red, Blue, and Yellow—introduces primary colors and slightly more complex shapes, moving into real patterns with multiple colors

Book 3: Color and Pattern—secondary colors and more complex patterns

Book 4: Visual Excitement—subtle shades and complicated patterns

Instructions on the box explain how to use the books to help your baby’s visual development.


Dan Stiles is the author of the hilarious boardbook Put On Your Shoes! (POW! 2013) Dan combines illustration and design in his award-winning visual work. Over the past 15 years, Dan has collaborated with everyone from indie bands to major corporations in creating identities, custom packaging, and limited edition collectable art and merchandise. Dan is perhaps best known for his poster art, having worked with artists across multiple genres including Death Cab for Cutie, Sonic Youth, Arctic Monkeys, Cat Power, Hot Chip, Sigur Ros, Ted Leo, TV on The Radio, Dizze Rascal, Wilco, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and countless others. Dan lives with his wife and daughters in Portland, Oregon.

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