Black and White

Black and White

Book - 1990
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Four brief "stories" about parents, trains, and cows, or is it really all one story? The author recommends careful inspection of words and pictures to both minimize and enhance confusion. This highly original picture book was vastly underrated and controversial until it won the Caldecott Medal. Leave readers alone with this pictorial extravaganza, full of zany tale-spinning and meticulously thought-out attempts to upend the conventional storyline. Darn good. "WARNING: This book appears to contain a number of stories that do not necessarily occur at the same time. Then again, it may contain only one story. In any event, careful inspection of both words and pictures is recommended". So warns the cover of Macaulay's truly unique book, Black and White, a playful and inventive fantasy from the author of the bestselling The Way Things Work.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1990
ISBN: 9780395521519
Characteristics: [32] p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm

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Oct 24, 2016

This book can take a while to get in to but once you do it is a fun investigation on how all the stories work together. Are they all in one world in different facets of it? Or totally different worlds? Where did the cows go? Is it raining newspaper?


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Jan 17, 2013

avantika_g thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 10


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