Opposnakes: A Lift-the-Flap Book About Opposites
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Opposnakes: A Lift-the-Flap Book About Opposites

by Salina Yoon
     
 

Swing open the giant flaps over each adorable snake to reveal which extra-long opposnake is waiting for them. This book features simple opposites such as clean to dirty, quiet to loud, hot to cold, and a grand finale of one lonely snake becoming lots and lots of snakes having a party!

With its simple, graphically inspired illustrations, this book will delight

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Overview

Swing open the giant flaps over each adorable snake to reveal which extra-long opposnake is waiting for them. This book features simple opposites such as clean to dirty, quiet to loud, hot to cold, and a grand finale of one lonely snake becoming lots and lots of snakes having a party!

With its simple, graphically inspired illustrations, this book will delight children of all ages.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

This clever book about opposites stars a cast of eclectic snakes. One kind of snake stretches across a spread (a pink "Skinny snake" wears a leotard as she feverishly exercises on a treadmill), and its opposite is unveiled by unfolding a pair of gate-fold flaps ("Plump snake" clutches a chicken drumstick, while still digesting its other meals and belching. A "quiet snake" reads, a "loud snake" recalls Slash from Guns N' Roses; a scarf-wearing "cold snake" resembles a snowcapped mountain range and a "hot snake" lounges on the beach. Fresh and funny. Ages 3-6. (June)

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Children's Literature - Eleanor Heldrich
The seven double-page spreads in this roughly 9 �" by 7" book become 37" by 7" when each of the fourteen full-page flaps are lifted outward from the center. So be prepared for very long extended pages when you open out the flaps. The subject is obviously snakes, very long, very colorful snakes. This is a book of opposites so the before-you-open-the-flaps snake might be a straight snake, but the snake you see when both flaps are opened will be tangled; and when the flaps of the pages that show a cold snake are opened, there will be a hot snake sunbathing at the beach. You can tell from the cover of this book that it will be colorful. All the words and the picture of a little green and yellow snake are printed in raised type on a shiny black background. Do not think that all the snakes are green or not fully dressed. There are red snakes and blue snakes, yellow snakes and orange snakes, black and white snakes and a pink snake bathing with a scrub brush and wearing a shower cap. The skinny snake who is exercising on a very long tread mill is covering a plump snake with a drumstick in his tail, a can of soda pop in front of his face, and assorted undigested pieces of food projecting from his skin. Reviewer: Eleanor Heldrich
School Library Journal

PreS-K

In a fun and sturdy format, Yoon introduces opposites via friendly snakes. The spare text focuses on simple concepts: "Cold snake/Hot snake," "Skinny snake/Plump snake," "One snake/Many snakes!" Brightly colored, cartoonlike reptiles stretch across the double-foldout spreads and are set against a white background. They are full of amusing details: for example, the fuchsia and pink clean snake is taking a bubble bath, and the turquoise and purple quiet one has a stack of books that include Hisstory of Rock and White Snake . A book that entertains as it informs.-Laura Stanfield, Campbell County Public Library, Ft. Thomas, KY

Kirkus Reviews
Simple text and images come together in a collection of colorful legless reptiles against pure white backgrounds. Lift the two side-folding flaps of the "Dirty snake" to reveal the bubble-bathing of an exceedingly "Clean snake." A quiet snake reveals a loud one, a cold snake a hot one, etc. Some opposites might raise the occasional eyebrow ("few snakes" might make a better opposite to "many snakes" rather than the "one snake" found here), and the pictures are cheery but almost too cartoonish in their simplicity. There is little interaction between each opposnake pairing, and when a group of them appears at the end of the book they are generic, not the interesting characters met previously. For collections in need of a straightforward lift-the-flap title about opposites, this one fulfills a need, if not a desire to see more. (Picture book. 3-6)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416978756
Publisher:
Little Simon
Publication date:
06/23/2009
Pages:
16
Sales rank:
745,285
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Salina Yoon is the creator of more than

seventy novelty books, including the

international bestseller The Icky Sticky

Frog. She graduated from the Art Center

College of Design and currently lives in

San Marcos, California, with her

husband, Chris, and their two young

sons, Max and Mason.

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