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Mesmerised Black and White Book

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The Mesmerised Black and White Book for babies contains beautifully designed black and white images that are easy for newborns to focus on.  From a ladybug and its spots, to a snail crawling up the side of the page, the whimsical designs will delight both parent and baby. 

  • Listed in the Top 10 Recommended Books for Babies by the State Libraries of Victoria and Queensland.
  • The book of choice for young babies in the Special Care nurseries of Westmead Children's Hospital and St Georges Hospital, SE Sydney.


  • 18 pages of captivating, clear, glossy images
  • Board pages are easy to turn
  • Suitable for babies 0-6 months
  • Enhances baby’s vision and focus
  • Perfect baby shower or newborn gift idea
  • Printed with baby-safe vegetable inks
  • Size: 15 x 15cm
  • Designed in Australia by Katey Love
  • ISBN: 9780646531168

Why are black and white books good for babies?

  • Black and white images stimulate the development of your baby’s optic nerves and help to nurture visual development.
  • The captivating images and patterns in Mesmerised will keep your baby engaged and boost their learning and focus
  • Prop the book open on the play mat in front of your baby to encourage tummy time. Tummy time can get quite frustrating for young babies, and visual stimulation is one of the best ways to extend tummy time.
  • The black and white images encourage your baby’s cognitive development without over-stimulating them
  • If your baby favours one side of the head or has a flat spot on one side, you can use this book to entice your baby to turn to the non-favoured side.

Tips for reading to your baby

  • Cuddle up with your baby and slowly turn the pages, pointing to the pictures in the book and talking about the images to your baby. Bub will love to hear the sound of your voice, and will begin to focus on the images. Use lots of emotion to keep things interesting.
  • Try to make your reading time as focused as possible by turning off the TV and staying away from your phone.
  • When your baby is a few weeks old they will start to follow moving objects. You can slowly move your Mesmerised book in different directions and see how baby’s gaze follows the movement.

See the book in action

This 2-week-old baby is totally captivated by the black and white images in the book.


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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 3 reviews
    Linda K.

    Such a beautiful book, thank you ❤️


    Gorgeous books. The store was kind enough to organise postage for me to the UK.

    Kasi K

    This is a beautiful book and my bub seems really interested in it. I bought a couple extra to give as gifts.