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Black on White

Author: Tana Hoban

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ISBN: 9780688119188

Publisher: Greenwillow Books

Binding: Board Book

Year Distributed: 2003 - 2004

Availability: Past Books

Themes/Topics: High Contrast

From the eminent photographer and acclaimed book creator Tana Hoban, this beloved board book features bold black-and-white high-contrast images to engage babies and very young children.

Age Group Newborn

What’s Happening at this Age

  • Recognizing familiar voices
  • Gazing at high contrast pictures
  • Looking at faces

Your little one is just getting used to the world around them. That includes getting to know YOU in a new way! Up until now, your baby has only heard your voice. Your voice is the most important thing in their world right now. Singing and talking to them as you soothe them reinforces that connection. Reading simple books, even though they don’t understand them, gives you another way of sharing your connection. As their vision develops, they will be increasingly drawn to faces. When you talk with them, putting your face within 12 inches of theirs will help them connect your face to the sound that they already love!

Why did we select this book?

When it comes to newborns, often the bolder the image in front of their eyes the better. What could be bolder than a black image on a white background? We chose this book in hopes that parents and caregivers will name the objects on each page for their babies and start to acclimate the child to a book being held in front of them.


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