Myers, C. (1999). Black cat . New York: Scholastic Press.
Black Cat is a Coretta Scott King Honor book.
Black Cat is a unique picture book. The illustrations are interesting and beautiful in their realistic simplicity. They seem to be actual photographs that the illustrator has painted. Each picture features a black cat as he travels through different parts of Harlem. The story is very rhythmic and adds to hectic, bustling feeling of the area. The words and illustrations work together to add to the mood of the story. I liked the illustrations and I can see where this book would appeal to young readers. It is colorful and each picture contains many different elements that a child could explore.