TITLE: The Black and White Factory
AUTHOR: Eric Telchin
ILLUSTRATOR: Diego Funck
PUBLISHER: Little Bee Books/Bonnier
PUBLICATION DATE: Fall, 2016
REVIEW BY: Lynne Marie
Hello! And congratulations! You've just won a tour of the top secret Black and White Factory.
REVIEW: Love Diego Funck's inviting cover, and then Eric Telchin's enthusiastic first line reels the reader right in. I mean who wouldn't want a tour of a "top secret" black and white factory? I'm pretty sure even adults won't be able to resist, especially when the tour is given by a zebra, a penguin and a panda bear. Of course, once you enter, there are rules. Everything is perfectly clean. Everything has its place. Everything is black and white. But I am sure that you know that in a story, rules are made to be broken or reading would be no fun at all. And there's lots of fun and interactive moments, and rule breaking, for those who take this tour. Don't miss your chance. I'm pretty sure you'll agree that messes, colors and surprises should always be allowed, especially when reading.
This ultimately colorful picture book is told through words and pictures in an active and engaging way which invites audience participation. A great read-aloud for home, classroom or library.
Rating: 4.5 Ps
NOTE: The opinions reflected herein are my own.