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BLACK CAT & WHITE CAT by Claire Garralon


by Claire Garralon ; illustrated by Claire Garralon

Pub Date: June 7th, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-4926-3781-3
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

Black Cat and White Cat look for a place to play.

Black Cat lives in a white house, and White Cat lives in a black house. Whenever one tries to visit the other, it disappears. So off they go in search of a new, colorful place to play. The graphics are both high-contrast simple and sophisticated, challenging readers to spot where each cat’s silhouette blends into the background, fusing with negative space. This tale of friendship and play is perfectly aimed at young readers just starting to grasp narrative threads but not quite ready for full-blown stories yet. The board book’s similarities to Silvia Borando’s Black Cat, White Cat (2015) should be noted, but only children’s-book enthusiasts will do a double take. Little readers will adore the clean-cut illustrations and sharply contrasted compositions that burst with color at the book’s end. And who can’t love these little guys? They are adorable as they romp and play.

A smartly paced and sweetly drawn story for little readers.

(Board book. 1-3)