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Horsey Up and Down: A Book of Opposites

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An interactive opposite book from Caroline Jayne Church!

Join two loveable kids as they gallop up, down, fast, and slow with horsey toys big and small in this adorable introduction to opposites. With novelties on every page, young readers can move riders up and down on the carousel, pet fluffy toy horses, and even open the farm door to see horsey sleeping in her cozy stall. This hands-on, rhyming story from Caroline Jayne Church will rein ...

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Overview


An interactive opposite book from Caroline Jayne Church!

Join two loveable kids as they gallop up, down, fast, and slow with horsey toys big and small in this adorable introduction to opposites. With novelties on every page, young readers can move riders up and down on the carousel, pet fluffy toy horses, and even open the farm door to see horsey sleeping in her cozy stall. This hands-on, rhyming story from Caroline Jayne Church will rein children in and have them neighing for more!

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Interactive accoutrements and textures enliven Bernstein’s rhyming, horse-centric verse. On the book’s cover, readers can slide a girl’s merry-go-round horse up and down a pole; within, they can help another horse do a jump during an equestrian event or open a door to find a sleeping horse (“Horsey big./ Horsey small/ Horsey sleeps in cozy stall”). From fuzzy figurines to full-grown steeds, horses of all types and sizes get their due in Church’s typically welcoming artwork. Up to age 3. (July)
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"The cheerful images and fun sound effect provide gentle encouragement for the potty training camp." -PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY

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Children's Literature - Anne Pechnyo
A rhyming comparison of opposites, this board book gives the youngest listeners an interactive look at this common board book theme. Readers and listeners will follow two young children as they look at many kinds of horses, from real horses on an obstacle course to horses on a carousel to toy horses of different sizes and colors. With an interactive front cover and five different textured or manipulated illustrations inside, young listeners will be kept enthralled for the entirety of the story. The rhymes and singsong sentence structure offer predictability for readers and listeners, and will ensure that they enjoy listening to the book again and again, participating throughout. Church's illustrations are pleasant, with a layered look, and add to the limited text. A fun, durable board book to add to a preschool or home library collection. Will appeal to both boys and girls. Reviewer: Anne Pechnyo
Kirkus Reviews
2013-07-31
A highly interactive, lightly conceptual board book. The first of several movable components appears on the cover, which features a Caucasian toddler on a carousel horse that can move up and down via a sliding panel. Most of the consecutive pages present relatively sturdy tactile or interactive elements, all relating to horses. White and black toy horses sport velvety coats, and covering most of the final page of the book is a large flap that doubles as the door of a horse's stall. Readers follow a toddler duo, a boy and girl pair with dark hair who could likely be fraternal twins, through a whole range of equine-related settings. Church's cartoons, drawn with black lines over lightly textured backgrounds, present the scenes with crystal clarity. The rhyming text is minimal, but it frames each scene nicely and is just enough for the youngest readers: "Horsey up. / Horsey down. // Horsey jumping all around. // Horsey white. / Horsey black. // Horsey rolling on the track." While the subtitle claims this work is "A Book of Opposites," with only three opposite concepts presented in 12 pages, it hardly qualifies as a concept book. The playful gimmicks will keep readers turning the pages and asking for it again and again. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545512046
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/25/2013
  • Pages: 12
  • Sales rank: 770,167
  • Age range: 2 - 3 Years
  • Lexile: AD240L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Caroline Jayne Church is a bestselling author and illustrator. Some of her bestselling titles include I LOVE YOU THROUGH AND THROUGH by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak, HOW DO I LOVE YOU? by Marion Dane Bauer, YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE by Jimmie Davis, and GOOD NIGHT, I LOVE YOU. She lives in Surrey, England, but you can visit her at www.carolinejaynechurch.com.
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