Zuno’s Pick

David Macaulay’s Black and White gives the reader four stories in one, or does it? Follow the boy on the train, waiting commuters, parents who seem to have lost it, and an escaped herd of Holsteins accompanied by an escaped convict. Black and white dominate the color scheme but Macaulay gives his readers plenty of grey as the story (or stories) unfolds. By the end of the tale, the color and story lenses refocus and grey shifts to black and white once again. The Holstein cows and the escapee are my favorites in this 1991 Caldecott Medal winner. How about you?

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