Black Meets White

Black Meets White

By Justine Fontes; Geoff Waring (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763619336, 24pp.

Publication Date: July 2005


Crisp, die-cut artwork and a spare, sprightly text lure readers on a playful exploration of opposites. Purr-fect!

What happens when Black meets White? They make polka dots ("That tickles!" Black giggles.), a checkerboard, stripes, wiggles, and more. And when Black and White come together, get ready for a big-eyed, whiskered surprise! With clever diecuts, flaps, and a final, satisfying tab, the mischievous BLACK MEETS WHITE proves that opposites can be attractive indeed.

About the Author
Justine Fontes is the author of over 700 children's books, including mega-selling adaptations of Disney hits like "The Lion King", plus her original popular "Grumpy Bunny" series. Justine worked part-time in publishing while earning her B.A. in English Literature, Phi Betta Kappa from New York University. She has been a recipient of the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award, Independent Publisher Book Award, and YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers.

Geoff Waring has worked as a graphic designer and is the author-illustrator of BLACK MEETS WHITE. He says that the Oscar books are based on his own cat, Oskar. He lives in London.