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Not Quite Black and White Board Book

Written by Jonathan Ying and illustrated by Victoria Ying
Published by HarperCollins
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Goodreads Rating - 3.8 / 5.0
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Silly animals star in this lively board book that introduces colors in a unique and catchy way. Have you ever seen a zebra wearing pink polka dots? Or a penguin with bright yellow boots? Brother and sister team Jonathan and Victoria Ying present these surprisingly colorful animals and more in this clever celebration of colors.

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The Book Snob Mom
Mom, Avid Reader, Austen Fangirl

This is a delightfully spunky color book, with clever rhyming words and introducing one color per page on an otherwise black and white spread. It’s fun to see many of these animals typically just drawn in black and white (… pandas, penguins, skunks, etc.) and a few others accented with a pop of color. Both the situations and the colors range from the ordinary to the fringe which keeps things interesting.

Mr. Staccato
Spent many carefree hours hunting clues with the Hardy boys and defending Redwall Abbey.
B is for Bookworm
Human Development Degree, Book-loving aunt

I love that this board book that focuses on colors has everything black and white except for the color you learn about on each page. While it talks a lot about colors, there are lots of different animals and there’s also some counting. I also appreciated that the colors weren’t just basic (red, orange, yellow), but lavender, aqua, and maroon. There’s also a great overarching message of diversity and how everyone is unique.

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Who Wrote Not Quite Black and White Board Book

Who Illustrated Not Quite Black and White Board Book

Victoria Ying

Victoria Ying is an author and artist living in Los Angeles. She started her career in the arts by falling in love with comic books, this eventually turned into a career working in Animation. She loves Japanese Curry, putting things in her shopping cart online and taking them out again and hanging out with her dopey dog. Her film credits include Tangled, Wreck it Ralph, Frozen, Paperman, Big Hero 6, and Moana. Her current work focuses on storytelling with her debut picture book Meow! out in stores now and many other novel and graphic novel projects in development.

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Publication Date:
September 5, 2017