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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Opposites Made Interesting

Black? White? Day? Night?: A Book of Opposites by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

The title says it all for this one. Each page has a word and an image, when you lift the page you see the rest of the image that is the opposite of that first word.

Very clever and interesting this book will make you love opposites. The images are simple but have enough complexity to make them fun to look at. Great bold primary colors adds to the overall distinct feel of this book. The opposites used are nouns, verbs, and adjectives. Teaching possibilities abound, not only for the words, colors, and images, but also in how to turn and lift pages properly. I really enjoyed this look at opposites and think it would be a good read for children ages 1-3.

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