Black & White Board Book

Black & White Board Book

by Tana Hoban

Board Book

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Overview

Share this book with the baby in your life. Perfect for tummy time!

From the eminent photographer and acclaimed book creator Tana Hoban, this bestselling accordion-style foldout book is sturdy enough to stand by itself and features fourteen bold black-and-white high-contrast images to engage babies and very young children.

Tana Hoban’s books are beloved by teachers, librarians, parents, and readers. A perfect gift for new parents and babies.

Before they are able to clearly see colors, babies respond to the strong contrast between black and white, which makes this the perfect first book for young, developing brains. Experiencing bold black-and-white contrast helps stimulate development in the retina and the optic nerve.

This sturdy accordion-style foldout book features high-contrast art from two bestselling Tana Hoban board books: Black on White and White on Black. These classic and popular books have sold more than one million copies.

About Black on White and White on Black, Publishers Weekly said, “Hoban’s compositions are so supple and her layouts so well balanced that she casts kind of a spell . . . magical.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061172113
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/02/2007
Pages: 16
Sales rank: 31,188
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 6.25(h) x (d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 2 Years

About the Author

Tana Hoban's photographs have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and in galleries around the world. She has won many gold medals and prizes for her work as a photographer and filmmaker. Her books for children are known and loved throughout the world.


Tana Hoban's photographs have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and in galleries around the world. She has won many gold medals and prizes for her work as a photographer and filmmaker. Her books for children are known and loved throughout the world.

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Black & White Board Book 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
nmhale on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This board book is less of a book and more of a panel of pictures that fold out, accordion style. One side features white pictures on black, and the other side shows black pictures on white; each page has just one icon, maybe a banana or a chair or a set of keys. This is more of art folded in book form, but hey, I'm not complaining. One of my goals is to teach my children that books are amazing and fun, and full of surprises. Introducing them to pop-up books, lift-the-flap books, books with great illustrations, and books like this one all further that goal. Also, my littlest is less than a year, and still at that age where black and white pictures are enticing. Plus, I can unfold the pictures and curve them around her, and she can roll around and look at them. As for my toddler, she likes to sit there and name all the objects. A win on both sides! There's not much to the book, but what is there, is good. A nice concept that wins my girls' approval.
elfchild on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is brilliant. Images from several of Hoban's black and white silhouette books - primarily Black on White and White on Black, but also Who are They? - are printed onto accordian pages which can be folded out, arranged on the floor or baby's crib. There is also a velcro tab to hold the book shut. I wish this had existed when my daughter was an infant. This is a perfect baby shower gift.
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Julia_Shpak More than 1 year ago
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). 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)!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
YNotRead More than 1 year ago
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.