Messy Monster and the Cosmic Colours is a beautiful little tome from Rachel Ortas, one of the founders of cult children’s magazine Okido. Published this month, the story is an exploration of the relationship between colour and emotion – something as relevant to adults as to the kids the book's aimed at.
But it's not just a trip for the mind, but for more practical senses: through dynamic chatacters and storytelling, kids learn the basics of colour theory, too.
In short, it's a glorious example of the power of visuals and creativity to help us all engage with the world. As the blurb asks, "Can you really make a rainbow with just three colours?"