Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Read, Read, Read, said the Baby: Black Cat & White Cat by Claire Garralon

This book reminded me a lot of Minibombo's similar Black Cat, White Cat but it's unique enough to stand on its own.

Bold black and white silhouettes show black cats in white houses and white cats in black houses. When Black Cat and White Cat meet, they disappear. It's fun, but not what they want. In the final spread, they find a place they can play together - a world of glorious color.

Bright, simple illustrations made of clear, sharp silhouettes are just the thing for young eyes. There are lines to trace and follow and simple shapes to identify. Babies and very young toddlers will probably not pick up on the way the colors work - the cats blending into their colors - but older toddlers will and there is plenty to catch the eye for all ages.

Verdict: A clever and attractive book that will appeal to a wide variety of ages from babies to toddlers. Recommended.

ISBN: 9781492637813; Published 2016 by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky; Borrowed from another library in my consortium

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