The White Book by Silvia Borando, Elisabetta Pica, Lorenzo Clerici

The White Book

Written by Silvia Borando, Elisabetta Pica, Lorenzo Clerici
Part of the Minibombo Series

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Super simple, super stylish, this book proves that picture books don’t need words to tell a story, make you think, or make you laugh. A little boy paints a white wall bright pink with a roller and as the paint goes on, a row of birds are revealed. Turn the page and you can see them fly away. He starts again with bright blue paint, and reveals a shoal of fish, but then they swim off too. On he goes, through green, grey, yellow and purple, each time revealing an animal in the paint, until finally, a puppy emerges from the orange, and the two run off to play together! A celebration of the unexpected and of persistence, this is a clever and immensely appealing book. ~ Andrea Reece


The White Book by Silvia Borando, Elisabetta Pica, Lorenzo Clerici

A stylish and fresh wordless picture book, this original story about imaginative play brims with visual humour, bold colours, and a parade of cheeky animals! A little boy stands in front of the whitest of white walls. He readies his brush ...and begins to paint. First off, a coat of pink - but wait, what's that? The painted wall reveals six birdies, perched on a branch! Then he tries the blue paint and ...yes! It's happened again! Fourteen little fish emerge, swimming in the blue. Yellow, grey, green and purple - there's lots of surprise in store for our little painter...

Smart visual storytelling and bold graphic art give this book a unique look and feel.


Sweet, smart and completely charming, these little books contain very big ideas. -- Junior * Junior * Every line and dot in the cartoon-style drawing of the boy has been exactly placed to convey a strong sense of emotion [...] Children won't be aware of the amount of work involved but I am confident they will love this story. It is an appealing concept and I am sure they will enjoy 'reading

. For the enlightened parent, who doesn't see words as a must, The White Book should spark a great deal of discussion with their child and this interaction alone will make the book a great choice. * The Book Bag * You could spin your own surreal narration for a baby or leave contented toddlers to turn The White Book's beautiful, mute pages by themselves, mercifully unsupervised. * The Daily Telegraph * With its bold splashes of rainbow colours and a wordless tale told through illustrations only, every picture tells a story in this delightful, fun and imaginative picture book. * Lancashire Evening Post * ...this stylish picture book needs no words to tell its story. The graphics are simple - uncluttered yet masterly lines, a bold simple palette. * Books for Keeps * A charming wordless book, perfect for non readers and budding artists. * Anorak Magazine * A picturebook which celebrates and encourages creativity in its viewers (of any age) with such true playfulness and originality is rare, and one to be treasured. * The School Librarian *

About the Author

A collaborative project between Silvia Borando, Lorenzo Clerici and Elisabetta Pica, a creative team with a background in illustration, animation and design, The White Book is one of a playful series from minibombo, an Italian children's publishing house. Located in Reggio Emilia, Italy, they bring together their love of stories, illustration and interactivity to create young, innovative and graphic picture books.

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48 pages


Silvia Borando, Elisabetta Pica, Lorenzo Clerici
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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

4th June 2015




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