Rainbows in Bloom: Discovering Colors with FlowersTaylor Putnam and Michael Putnam

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A groundbreaking, gorgeous board book that uses photographs of flowers to introduce children to the rich variety of color – for ages 2-5

This unique book is the first to fully explore the enormous variety of shades colors have, going far beyond the basic colors that are usually introduced to children in early concept books. Showcasing seven stunning floral arrangements, with a flower key at the back of the book, and clever gatefolds as well as search-and-find prompts for interactivity, fold-out pages open to reveal beautiful arrangements of flowers, in a variety of hues, organized in gradation, showing the extraordinary of rich variety of color in the natural world. The book features seven color pairs to illustrate the full spectrum, revealing the astonishing range of shades found between familiar colors – and showing how colors connect to one another.  This, the debut children’s book by New York’s go-to florists Putnam & Putnam, the acclaimed floral design studio who are also the bestselling authors of the ground-breaking Flower Color Guide and Flower Color Theory, features their own acclaimed photography, taken specially for this book.



  • Format: Board Book
  • Size: 205 × 162 mm (8 1/8 × 6 3/8 in)
  • Pages: 46 pp
  • Illustrations: 21 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781838662981

Michael and Darroch Putnam founded their floristry studio in 2014 and have quickly become New York City’s go-to florists. Their work has been featured in VogueHarper’s Bazaar, Martha Stewart Living, Town & CountryW Magazine, and Elle Décor. They have collaborated with Bergdorf Goodman, Dior, Cartier, Wall Street Journal, Adam Lippes, and many others. They have more than 300,000 Instagram followers, and hold workshops and appearances around the world.



“Brilliant and beautiful.” – School Library Journal

“A lovely addition to board book collections.” – Youth Services Book Review