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Opposites

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by Robert Crowther
 
What a concept! Little ones change things into their complete opposites with the help of this delightful interactive book from Robert Crowther.

Happy or sad? Old or new? Empty or full? Pull a tab, and a bright green crocodile's jaws go from shut to open, revealing a huge pink mouth lined with sharp white teeth. See that pretty little hummingbird? Flip a

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What a concept! Little ones change things into their complete opposites with the help of this delightful interactive book from Robert Crowther.

Happy or sad? Old or new? Empty or full? Pull a tab, and a bright green crocodile's jaws go from shut to open, revealing a huge pink mouth lined with sharp white teeth. See that pretty little hummingbird? Flip a flap and a big long-necked ostrich takes its place. Now turn a wheel, and you're in for a carnival ride, circling up and down. From noted novelty-book artist Robert Crowther comes a hands-on book that makes the concept of opposites crystal clear to even the youngest readers.

Editorial Reviews

With the mere pull of a tab, toddlers can make sunflowers grow from short to tall and a thin sandwich morph into a thick double-decker BLT. With such a high level of interaction, young children will readily grasp the differences in pairs of opposites, such as high/low, sad/happy, and wet/dry. Easy-to-handle tabs, pulls, and wheels keep the action frustration-free, and the bold visuals make each concept a delight to master. (ages 2 to 4)
Child magazine's Best Children's Book Awards 2005
Publishers Weekly
Robert Crowther uses vibrant artwork, pull-tabs, spinning wheels and judiciously placed flaps to teach Opposites. A blue-and-green feathered hummingbird demonstrates "little" on a flap that, when readers turn it, converts to a "big" ostrich. Youngsters will get a kick out of an alligator that, with its mouth closed, teaches "shut" and, with a pull of the tongue-colored tab, shows a row of scary teeth within for "open." Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-Using bright collage artwork, a clean design, and a variety of movable pieces, Crowther provides a clear and imaginative introduction to a basic concept. Each page features a word and readers must take some action-pulling a tab or turning a wheel-to discover its opposite. The pictures incorporate easy-to-understand examples in creative ways. For instance, a roller coaster (operated by a turning wheel) illustrates the difference between "up" and "down." Youngsters can flick the switch (by moving a tab) of a flashlight to see "dark" and "light" and pull on an alligator's tongue to see how its jaws "open" and "shut." Warmly colored backgrounds and simply rendered images keep kids' attention focused on the task at hand, and the volume's sturdy pages and reinforced tabs will survive lots of use. A fun addition to concept-book collections.-Joy Fleishhacker, School Library Journal Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Only the crocodile, toothily demonstrating OPEN and SHUT, remains from popup veteran Crowther's Most Amazing Hide & Seek Book of Opposites (1985); otherwise, using big, bright, simple collages, he creates a new set of animals and objects that move-often in sudden, toddler-pleasing ways-to demonstrate various contrasting states. Ranging from a roller coaster that goes UP and DOWN on an inner wheel to a trio of sunflowers on a pull tab (SHORT-TALL), a burgeoning BLT (THIN-THICK) on the verso of the sunflowers, and ONE ladybug that becomes MANY, his choices are clear, apt and amusing. Though as several of the moving models are stiff or fragile, his latest offering earns low marks for durability. (Toy book. 3-6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763627836
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
08/09/2005
Pages:
16
Product dimensions:
9.34(w) x 9.35(h) x 0.84(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Robert Crowther discovered the wonders of 3-D illustration while still in art school and has since gone on to create numerous acclaimed pop-up books, including the award-winning COLORS AND SHAPES. He is also the author-illustrator of the novelty book LET'S COOK! Robert Crowther lives in Norfolk, England.

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