Black All Around

Black All Around In this lively poetic tribute to the color black the letters and words in a book a limousine a workhorse beetles a firefighter s boots patent leather party shoes piano keys and bring a sense o

  • Title: Black All Around
  • Author: Patricia Hubbell Don Tate
  • ISBN: 9781584300489
  • Page: 497
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In this lively poetic tribute to the color black, the letters and words in a book, a limousine, a workhorse, beetles, a firefighter s boots, patent leather party shoes, piano keys, and bring a sense of joy and wonder to a young girl Patricia Hubbell s playful verses and Don Tate s colorful art celebrate the color black by combining seemingly unrelated objects in charIn this lively poetic tribute to the color black, the letters and words in a book, a limousine, a workhorse, beetles, a firefighter s boots, patent leather party shoes, piano keys, and bring a sense of joy and wonder to a young girl Patricia Hubbell s playful verses and Don Tate s colorful art celebrate the color black by combining seemingly unrelated objects in charming and imaginative ways.

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    1. It's great to have a book that gives the color black a positive connotation. It also features African American characters, including a black queen.Attention Children's Book Authors/Illustrators: we need more picture books with black royalty! I had to debate a class of African American kindergarteners this past summer after I read The Colors of Us. They were dead set that a queen had to be white. Let's change that.

    2. A beautifully illustrated book that celebrates the color black. I appreciate the positive images of black that this book showcases (crayons, limousine, the night sky, etc). The book is told in rhyme and includes large print words accompanying some of the illustrations (perfect for young readers). This is a great read aloud for children birth through 7 years old.

    3. A story written to celebrate the color black, and the beauty it brings to the world all around us. Illustrations by Don Tate adds to the beauty of the story.

    4. This book was very interesting in its structure and the message it sent. I had never read a book about a color before that was trying to convince the reader that that color is good. That seems to be what this book was doing though. It listed several great things that are black, so that makes black seem like a great color, but those things can also sometimes be other colors. I suppose this book would be good for an African American child to read if he was struggling with being different from ever [...]

    5. This is a wonderful poetic tribute to the color black. The illustrations are beautiful and sensitive to the charming poetry that they accompany. I bought this book with my daughter (who is biracial) and my step-sister (who is white), because we were having a issues with unintentionally bashing physical qualities of People of Color (hair texture, color, and skin tone) as well as the color black in abstract while enthusiastically celebrating blond hair, blue eyes, and fair skin, such as seen on al [...]

    6. Told in simple verse, this book lists all the things that are black. From the print on the page of a book to the paint on a limousine, the world is filled with all sorts of black things. On the last page, the reader is encouraged to dream of "beautiful black, black all around" and to feel a sense of pride in being black. This would be a valuable tool in a multicultural classroom because it would both boost the self-esteem of African-American students and raise awareness in those of other races. [...]

    7. This book is a great way to show how many beautiful and important things are black. It helps children who associate black with only negative things. The only reason I rated it so low are the illustrations. If Kadir Nelson had done them, one would truly be able to see the beauty, but the pictures are too loud for me as is. I don't really think they adequately show what the author is saying to the audience.

    8. Hubbell, P & Tate, D. (2003). Black all around! New York: Lee & Low Books.Subgroup:Genre:PoetryTopic: Black, Self-loveSynopsis: This book gives the color black a positive view. Black is typically associated with negative things and it is rare to see it in a positive way. It also represents a self-love and self-acceptance book for “Black” children who don't see themselves frequently in the media. It’s also nice to see African American characters throughout the book.

    9. In a world where we are socialized to think of the color black as having a negative association Hubbell has written an excellent picture book celebrating the beauty of the color black. Tate's illustrations lend wonderfully to the poetic text that encourages the reader to simply look around to identify and take in the the beauty of the black.

    10. In a world where we are socialized to think of the color black as having a negative association Hubbell has written an excellent picture book celebrating the beauty of the color black. Tate's illustrations lend wonderfully to the poetic text that encourages the reader to simply look around to identify and take in the the beauty of the black.

    11. A wonderfully illustrated book that cues readers in on the wonderful things that are the color black--a color that is usually associated with bad things. It's subtle self-love and self-acceptance book for Black (or all "brown") children who don't see themselves frequently in the media.

    12. Patricia Hubbell's "Black All Around" lists all the wonderful things in the world that are black in a rhymed, poetic style. Black, a color usually associated with bad things, is finally attached to wonderful things in this colorful and well illustrated piece.

    13. Though I've seen other books of this kind, this is nicely done and deserving of praise. The many places we see black all around us on a daily basis are brought forward in stark clarity in this poetic text. Nicely done.

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