Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Black Cat, White Cat by Silvia Borando

It's a Minibombo book! You have to get it just for that alone. Minibombo! This is an Italian imprint offered in the US by Candlewick and it says it's "a little book buzzing with a big idea" and it couldn't be more true!

Black Cat is completely black. White Cat is completely White. One stays up during the day, one prowls at night. But when they start wondering about what happens while they're asleep, they'll both make new discoveries - and friends.

The art is super simple - just black and white - but very clever. First the backgrounds are flipped so the cats stand out against them, and then as they start meeting each other, they're blended together so you can still see each cat. And who could resist those smiles?

I can think of lots of art ideas to use with this but there are also ideas online at the original publisher's website. Delightful.

Verdict: This is one of those deceptively simple books that kids and parents will love. Enjoy it in storytime, make art, or just cozy up together to read before bedtime. Highly recommended.

ISBN: 9780763681067; This edition published 2015 by Candlewick; Borrowed from another library in my consortium

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