Welcome to the Black and White Factory Penguin, zebra, and panda will take you on a top-secret tour to see some black and white products that are made here, like salt and pepper shakers, dice, half decks of playing cards (only spades and clubs ), chess pieces, and tuxedos, in addition to a few special experimental projects. Read more...
Welcome to the Black and White Factory Penguin, zebra, and panda will take you on a top-secret tour to see some black and white products that are made here, like salt and pepper shakers, dice, half decks of playing cards (only spades and clubs ), chess pieces, and tuxedos, in addition to a few special experimental projects. There are a few rules, though:
No surprises allowed.
But when the tour gets to the bar code room, some color has seeped in It's up to the reader to try and rub it off and tilt the book so that it comes off, but nothing works The animals then use a giant cleaning contraption and need you to help blow into the nozzle to power the machine, and it starts to work But there's too much color to clean, and it blows color all over the factory. And the animals love it But of course, they'll have to change the rules a bit now:
No surprises allowed.
- ISBN-13: 9781499802771
- ISBN-10: 1499802773
- Publisher: Little Bee Books
- Publish Date: August 2016
- Page Count: 40
- Reading Level: Ages 4-8
- Dimensions: 9.1 x 9.5 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-05-16
- Reviewer: Staff
Telchin (See a Heart, Share a Heart) takes the interactive format of Hervé Tullet’s Press Here and other similar titles and builds a story around it. The factory of the title is responsible for coloring things black and white. It’s staffed by a zebra, panda, and penguin, naturally, and the rules are strict: “No messes. No colors. No surprises allowed. Ever.” In the bar code room, the animals discover an orange stripe. “How did color get inside our perfectly clean factory?” the penguin cries. “Use your fingers to wipe the color off the bar code,” the panda directs readers. “Go on, put some muscle into it!” With each page turn and reader action, the mess worsens and the color intensifies—until, of course, the animals realize that color is a feature, not a bug. The storytelling drags, and the conclusion is visible from a mile off, but the labels on the factory’s machines provide giggles as a tank of black paint runs into two different sprayers labeled “Dalmatian spots” and “cow spots,” while a wall poster notes that “correct” zebra stripes run vertically, rather than side to side. Ages 4–8. (Aug.)