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Posted November 4, 2010
will interest even a newborn!
Black & White board book is based on the simplicity of objects outlined in black & white that can be easily recognized by babies even in color in their daily surroundings. This is one of those rare books that will interest even a newborn (they reflexively prefer to look at high-contrast edges and patterns, especially black and white patterns).Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The accordion-like fold out design of the book makes it a great border for a play area. The book is sturdy enough to stand by itself and entertain the baby during "tummy time", encouraging them to pick up their head and to look up at the pictures.
The size of a closed book is 6 x 6 inches. The cover closes with a handy Velcro patch to keep the book from unfolding. When opened, the book is 51 inches long. One side features 8 objects in white with a black background: a baby bottle, a balloon, a chair, buttons, a bird, a flower, a banana, and a sailboat. The other side has 6 objects in black with a white background: a fork and a spoon, a baby bib, a butterfly, a leaf, keys, and a cat. It's like having 2 books in 1 (instead of purchasing both "White on Black" and "Black on White" by Tana Hoban)!
BEST baby book EVER! (suggested by school librarian)
I LOVE this baby book and every new mom whom I gift this book to at a baby shower LOVES this book because their babies love it. My niece loved this book when she was an infant too. This book is great because it is simply black and white (appropriate for infants) and double-sided. It can stand up accordian-style so a baby can play with it on his/her own during tummy time. Other black and white books by Tana Hoban are appropriate, too, but it is the accordian-style of this book that sets it apart from the others. This book seems to be a combination of Hoban's other titles -- White on Black and Black on White. A great purchase.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.