Black & White

Black & White

Book - 2007
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White illustrations against a black background, alternating with black illustrations against a white background, depicting objects such as an elephant, butterfly, leaf, horse, baby bottle, and sailboat.
Publisher: New York : Greenwillow Books, [2007]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9780061172113
0061172111
Characteristics: 1 volume : color illustrations ; 16 cm
Alternative Title: Black and white

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jac191
Sep 12, 2018

Tana Hoban's "Black & White" and "Black on White" use many of the same high contrast images, which are especially suitable for newborns. With both books there are no words, this is great for a child to clearly observe the images and it provides storytelling opportunities for parents. One of the main differences is how the child is meant to interact with each book. "Black & White" is accordion style, and it can be left to stand on its own, so the child can engage with the images on their own and at their own pace. "Black on White" reads much like a regular flip book and the child must interact with the parent. These picture books are fantastic for newborns and young infants!

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Cheryl_B
Jul 18, 2011

My 15 mo old was fascinated by this. It's a short book - I wish she had more like this.

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Zaphod
Apr 15, 2008

Large black-and-white pictures without words. Parent can supply words and comments in any language. Held a 2-month old's attention for a few minutes, but not as well as "I Kissed the Baby" or (especially!) "Look at the Animals".

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Sep 12, 2018

jac191 thinks this title is suitable for 1 years and under

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