Elmer's Opposites

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Have fun looking at opposites from the FRONT to the BACK of this delightful book!
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Have fun looking at opposites from the FRONT to the BACK of this delightful book!
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Elmer the checkered elephant is familiar to many young readers. In this board book, his job is to introduce readers to opposites. He is pictured chatting with a bird that is resting on his trunk to demonstrate the difference between big and small. Tiger and tortoise feature fast and slow. A rather strange looking adult lion is shown watching over a trio of sleeping cubs and thus the opposites—awake and asleep. Giraffe is leading a porcupine and it is easy to see the difference between tall and short. Other comparisons include hot/cold, happy/sad, whispers/shouts, and fat/thin. The closing depiction of a black and white checked elephant seems to leave the pattern and is not really crystal clear in its message. Fans of Elmer may find this book appealing. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761389989
  • Publisher: Andersen Press USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/2012
  • Series: Andersen Press Board Bks
  • Pages: 10
  • Sales rank: 823,698
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Ever since his first book was published in 1964, David McKee has been one of the leading contemporary children's book creators. His books are published in numerous languages throughout the world, and many of his books have been adapted for television. He is best known as the creator of Elmer, the patchwork elephant. He now divides his time between London and the south of France.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2007

    Ele- fantastic!

    This book offers beautiful artwork to attract babies attention. The pages have short easy sentences that are great for the short attention spans of toddlers.

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