Title: Black and White
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, Boston
Publication Date: 1990
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+
Edition: First Edition.
Cloth-backed paper over boards; dust jacket. Illustrated in full-color throughout. Spine tips and corners very lightly bumped. Dust jacket a bit tanned along joints; otherwise nice and bright in mylar. Caldecott Medal Winner in 1991. Bookseller Inventory # D12896
Synopsis: Four stories are told simultaneously, with each double-page spread divided into quadrants. The stories do not necessarily take place at the same moment in time, but are they really one story?
Review: Black and White is an interesting title for a book that aims to prove there's no such thing as black and white. But read on and you will see that irony and playful deception are running themes in this multidimensional, nonlinear picture story, which was awarded the 1991 Caldecott Medal. In it, a normal-looking cow contains a robber literally pointing at one of the plot's various possible outcomes, which remain tentative as long as they are formulated by young readers. Seeing new angles and clues every time they open the book, these readers will probably astound adult onlookers with their excitement and ease at navigating the unknown in a literary medium akin to interactive multimedia.
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