The White Book: A Minibombo Book
Silvia Borando, Elisabetta Pica & Lorenzo Clerici
Candlewick, 2016 (2016)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
he pages of this picture book contain no words, but that won't be a problem because the illustrations will provide the inspiration for the viewer to create his or her own story.
pen the volume and you'll discover a boy with a paint roller. As he begins to coat the blank pages with bright color, images will appear. Each new coat of paint is a new, eye arresting color and with it new images pop up too.
here will be birds, fish, a dinosaur, an elephant and even a giraffe. What's going on here you might wonder? Well, that's up to the reader to decide.
child with a good imagination will be challenged to fashion a narrative to accompany the visual inspiration provided here. Each time the youngster opens the book he or she can create a new story or repeat the old one. The possibilities are endless provided the reader is willing to play along with the idea that there are numerous stories to be told if one has the inclination to do so.
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