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Where's the Pair?
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Where's the Pair?

by Britta Teckentrup
 
Find the birds of a feather in this book of search-and-find fun.

Can you spot the Siamese cats? Where are the fish with matching fins? This fabulous follow-up to stand-out title The Odd One Out features rhyming riddles accompanied by patterned artwork, within which the answer lies. Never has a search-and-find game been so pleasing to the eye than with

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Find the birds of a feather in this book of search-and-find fun.

Can you spot the Siamese cats? Where are the fish with matching fins? This fabulous follow-up to stand-out title The Odd One Out features rhyming riddles accompanied by patterned artwork, within which the answer lies. Never has a search-and-find game been so pleasing to the eye than with this stylish title from the talented Britta Teckentrup, presented in an upmarket, contemporary format.

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From the Publisher
The warm color palette and handmade appearance of this traditional pairing book are a refreshing break from the harsh colors and mechanical appearance of similar offerings in this genre. Children will enjoy sharing the sometimes quite difficult challenges with their adults.
—Kirkus Reviews

Beautiful illustrations and charming rhymes combine in a spotting book that’s perfect for one-on-one sharing.
—School Library Journal

Children's Literature - Lisette Baez
What a fun and educational way to engage young readers in finding matches! Children can challenge their growing minds to find the many pairs of animals. The unique characteristics like spots, stripes, tails, and wings will make the search exciting. Along the way, children will love to read the lyrical text describing each animal, which helps develop a dual learning experience. The bright colors and intriguing illustrations will feel more like a game to share with friends rather than a true learning experience. Young “spotters” will find themselves reaching for this book again and again. Readers will look for matches among animals like colorful fish, nut chasing squirrels, or color-changing chameleons. The final page presents the greatest challenge, mixing all of the animals together and asking readers to find five specific pairs. There is no right or wrong way to begin the search, just pick a page and have some fun. Happy spotting! Reviewer: Lisette Baez; Ages 6 to 8.
School Library Journal
04/01/2015
PreS-Gr 2—Animal lovers and picture book sleuths will find much to enjoy in this follow-up to The Odd One Out (Candlewick, 2014). Each spread features a different group of animals, from chameleons to yaks to beetles, and encourages readers to find the matching pair among a variety of sizes, colors, and body positions. Some pages provide a real challenge, requiring close inspection and making this the perfect step up from simpler spotting books. Vibrant, folksy mixed-media illustrations in a rainbow of colors make the depicted animals at once realistic and appealing without becoming garish, while charming details like bears wearing scarves add a touch of whimsy. Rhyming text flows beautifully and never feels forced, using a wide vocabulary to continually encourage pair detection: "although all their patterns/ are similar types,/which two are sporting/identical stripes?" As an added bonus, several pages include the proper name for the animal's group—a sloth of bears, a romp of otters. VERDICT Beautiful illustrations and charming rhymes combine in a spotting book that's perfect for one-on-one sharing.—Kelsey Johnson-Kaiser, La Crosse Public Library, WI
Kirkus Reviews
2015-02-03
In another in a series of picture books for the very young designed to exercise their powers of observation, Teckentrup challenges readers to spot which animals are exactly alike. As in The Odd One Out (2014), a variety of animals is depicted, from the mundane dogs, cats, birds and fish through chameleons, yaks, dragonflies, zebras, otters and toucans. The colored pages resemble decorative wallpapers, on which rows of mostly cheery, collaged animals are arranged in repeating rows on the right page of each spread. An introductory verse containing the pairing challenge is (usually) on the left page. Although they are necessarily repetitive, the animals are amusing and full of character, with bright but controlled color and a variety of textures adding to the visual appeal. The final spread contains pairs of all the animals to which readers have been introduced, but only five of them match exactly. The warm color palette and handmade appearance of this traditional pairing book are a refreshing break from the harsh colors and mechanical appearance of similar offerings in this genre. Children will enjoy sharing the sometimes quite difficult challenges with their adults. (Picture book. 2-5)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763677725
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
04/28/2015
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
286,764
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Britta Teckentrup is a fine artist who has written and illustrated many well-loved books for children, including Big Smelly Bear and Up & Down. Born in Hamburg, Germany, she studied at St. Martin’s College of Art and the Royal College of Art in London.

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