A dark beginning (…but a bright ending).
Judging a book by it’s cover is a little bit like judging a person by the way they look. What do you see when you look at the cover of this book? What would a child see? Just in case you’re wondering, this is a pro-equality book for children with the potential to challenge adult pre-conceptions.
Synopsis: “Once upon a time, a long time ago, there were seven baby Gollytots. Although you and I see things in colour, they lived in black and white.”
And so begins an original storyline for pre-school children. What if there was no colour? What if everything was in black and white? Black and white trees, black and white food …even black and white songs.
Of course living in black and white has its disadvantages. Perhaps not for zebras, but definitely for parrots. However… the Gollytots have no idea that colour exists, and so they simply don’t miss it.
One day the Gollytots have to make a choice, which leads to them being separated for a while. That doesn’t cause a major problem, but they miss each other and in the end they realise that life is better when they’re together.
Gollytots; Black and white is a simple and gentle story for young children with stylish illustrations that accompany and enhance the storyline, without detracting from the one-on-one read along experience that parents cherish.