Endorsed by the nations leading experts on color vision:
It is important that the educational system and parents understand the special needs of color deficient children and what can be done to help them in their quest to learn…I’m happy to say that All About Color Blindness will give children and parents alike the information they need to understand the basics of color vision.
- Dr. T. L. Waggoner, testingcolorvision.com
An easy to understand and scientifically correct introduction to the color vision world of kids with a color vision deficiency. Informative and useful for the kids themselves, and their parents, teachers and friends.
- Michael S. Loop, Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry
AllAboutVision.com Color Deficiency news:
|Book for Children With Color Vision DeficiencyAll About Color Blindnessis a new children’s book that explains color vision deficiency or CVD: who has it, how they get it, and how to work around it at home and school.The illustrated book tells the story of a fourth-grader named Corey, who used to feel stupid when his difficulty with perceiving certain colors caused problems and misunderstandings. But after learning about his CVD, he feels better about himself and now knows how to deal with situations that cause color confusion.Corey’s insights are easy to read and very informative for color vision deficient children, as well as for their friends, parents and teachers who want to help.Author Karen Rae Levine has a son with CVD, and it inspired her to become an advocate. She wrote the book with help from CVD experts, including optometrist Dr. Terrance Waggoner, who has written about color vision testing and also has a son with CVD.The 32-page book makes a great gift.|
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful and Informative, August 25, 2013
I purchased this book about two years ago to help our son understand his colorblindness (he is now 8 years old), and for us to learn more as well. It is a great book, with easy to understand explanations for all ages. And the illustrations are very helpful as well. We have been asked by our son’s friends families to borrow the book because their children want to learn more about what our son sees when they find out he is colorblind. So, now I just purchased a second copy to donate to our child’s school library. I highly recommend this book to any family trying to navigate the world for their colorblind child.
What does it mean to be “color blind”? Fourth-grade Corey tells us that “color blindness” is not being blind to color but having trouble seeing some colors correctly. He has Color Vision Deficiency, or CVD, which is not a communicable disease but an inherited condition, and explains how his color deficiency caused problems in kindergarten, but along the way he has learned about the special way he sees colors and how to deal with it. This new children’s book will help both kids and parents to understand CVD, who has it, how many people have it, how they get it, the kind of problems it might cause, and how to work around it at home, school, and everywhere else. Did you know that one out of every 200 girls has CVD, and one out of every twelve boys has it?
All About Color Blindness, which won a Mom’s Choice Award and is endorsed by the nation’s leading color vision experts, is easy to understand and scientifically correct, and it has many benefits. Corey realizes that CVD has nothing to do with how smart he is and that he doesn’t need to let it get in his way. After learning about his condition, he feels better about himself and now knows how to deal with situations that cause color confusion. The reader will find out about testing for CVD too. All this information will be useful not only for the kids themselves, but also for their parents, teachers, friends, and anyone who wants to help. Author Karen Rae Levine, a former aerospace engineer, software manager and graphic designer, is the mother of a bright and vibrant son with CVD. Illustrator Frank Wells is an artist and designer in the book and board game industries who also has CVD. Corey says, “Color Vision Deficiency isn’t the end of the world. It’s just a different view of it.”
All About Color Blindness by Karen Rae Levine is the Mom’s Choice Awards winner illustrated by Frank Walls. This book explains the hereditary Color Vision Deficiency in terms the child can understand and feel better about himself because so many school requirements and games require color recognition and the child who has never been diagnosed with the problem feels less than and dumb and embarrassed. This book explains that it is not a disease and nothing to be embarassed about but one parents and teachers should be aware of and help the child learn how to get around his or her difference. One in 12 boys and one in 200 girls have this. The charts, parent helps, teacher aids, and websites listed in this book are WONDERFUL to help anyone with CVD. This book is one of a kind and written and illustrated by experts in the field who also have personal experience of CVD.
This deceptively simple children’s book educated me about color blindness. It’s an invaluable book for parents and teachers to help children with an important and overlooked issue. It’s wonderfully illustrated as well.
This was a great book for kids and the entire family. Easy to read and easy to understand – really explained color blindness.
I bought this book as a resource for my son’s school, as he is colour blind and I wanted others to understand how he sees the world, in simple terms. This meets & exceeds our expectations. In fact, I will be ordering another copy for our personal reference in the future as well. Highly recommend to all families with CB children & schools as a great reference.