Black All Around

By Patricia Hubbell
Illustrated by Don Tate

Paperback: $11.95

Hardcover: out of stock


Look high,
look low,
look everywhere . . .
The wonderful color black is there!

Join a young girl as she discovers all the wonderful things around her that are black.

The letters that live
on each page of a book.
The hole in the ground
that's a little mole's nook.
The gleaming paint on a limousine.
The braided hair of a stately queen.

The fun and excitement never stop in this joyous and playful book. So what are you waiting for? Come celebrate Black All Around!

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About the Creators

Thumb_thumb Patricia Hubbell - Author

has been writing for children for almost forty years. She is the author of numerous award-winning picture books, poetry books, and easy readers, and her poems appear in more than two hundred anthologies, textbooks, and magazines. Among her recent, popular books are BOUNCING TIME (HarperCollins, 2000) and SIDEWALK TRIP (HarperCollins, 1999). A full-time writer, Hubbell lives in Easton, Connecticut, with her husband. To find out more about Patricia Hubbell, visit her Web site:

Thumb_thumb Don Tate

makes his debut as an author with the publication of It Jes’ Happened. He has also illustrated more than forty trade and educational books for children, including the highly-praised Summer Sun Risin’ and Black All Around!, published by Lee & Low Books; She Loved Baseball; and Ron’s Big Mission. Tate and his family live in Austin, Texas. He can be found online at