Double Take! a New Look at Opposites
When it comes to opposites, it s all a matter of perspective! Lively text and fun retro art engage kids in the finer points of a favorite concept. Do you know opposites, yes or no? On. Off. Asleep. Awake. Opposites are a piece of cake . . . right? Not so fast! Time for a quick double take. Who knows what s BIG unless there is SMALL? Does SHORT mean a thing except next to TALL? What is ABOVE and what is BELOW? The answer depends on who wants to know! Writer Susan Hood and illustrator Jay Fleck lead us on a topsy-turvy fun-house journey into the concept of opposites and takes it to the next level with detours into relative terms and points of view (and a dollop of yin and yang for good measure)."

Double Take! a New Look at Opposites Details

TitleDouble Take! a New Look at Opposites
Author
FormatHardcover
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJun 13th, 2017
PublisherCandlewick Studio
ISBN0763672912
ISBN-139780763672911
Number of pages32 pages
Rating
GenreChildrens, Picture Books

Double Take! a New Look at Opposites Review

  • Figgy
    May 6, 2017
    Review to come closer to release.
  • Bookrapt
    May 18, 2017
    A celebration of opposites in retro art, this book follows a blue elephant, black cat and young boy as they explore this concept around their town. Strong red endpapers are reflected in red touches throughout the book. The dedication page is a lovely map showing all the places that the journey will take the reader. This map includes a classic red barn, fountain, zoo, ferris wheel and whale in the ocean. Quirky little characters lend an endearing nature to the story, such as a mouse, dogs, a tort A celebration of opposites in retro art, this book follows a blue elephant, black cat and young boy as they explore this concept around their town. Strong red endpapers are reflected in red touches throughout the book. The dedication page is a lovely map showing all the places that the journey will take the reader. This map includes a classic red barn, fountain, zoo, ferris wheel and whale in the ocean. Quirky little characters lend an endearing nature to the story, such as a mouse, dogs, a tortoise, snail, bird, giraffe and ducklings. Good use of bold and font sizes to illustrate words. Although I found the language and attempt at rhyming a little clunky in places, it is an endearing book. A well thought out design and layout help to explain the concept which would be of use to a teacher in a school environment as some of the words used and the concept are too 'old' for preschoolers.Reviewed by Debbie McCauley (Bookrapt)
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  • Pauline
    June 4, 2017
    There are a plethora of books out there about teaching children the concept of opposites but this intriguing title promises us “A New Look at Opposites”. As well as exploring opposites - in, out, asleep, awake, “opposites are a piece of cake” but the notion of perspective is much more complex. We only know what big is when it can be compared to small, near can be far when the objects are moving. With bright colourful vintage style illustrations this little boy and his elephant helper look at the There are a plethora of books out there about teaching children the concept of opposites but this intriguing title promises us “A New Look at Opposites”. As well as exploring opposites - in, out, asleep, awake, “opposites are a piece of cake” but the notion of perspective is much more complex. We only know what big is when it can be compared to small, near can be far when the objects are moving. With bright colourful vintage style illustrations this little boy and his elephant helper look at the idea of viewing the world in a different way and seeing the world from another’s perspective. This book is delightful
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  • Mary
    June 20, 2017
    Rhyming and opposites together - a great book for teaching children about opposites and also putting those concepts into perspective.
  • Karen
    June 15, 2017
    Bouncy concept book.
  • Tracie
    June 26, 2017
    Opposites sometimes depend on your view! Fun for a preschool storytime.
  • Edward Sullivan
    May 26, 2017
    Lively textual rhythm and delightful retro illustrations.
  • Dana
    June 22, 2017
    Excellent vocabulary and a different perspective about opposites. Bright, simple illustrations. Great for preschool.
  • Pat
    May 8, 2017
    More to this book that is indicated on the cover.
  • Jonathan Stutzman
    June 21, 2017
    An adorable look at how we each see and interact with the world around us differently. The illustrations fit perfectly with the story, playing with the readers perspective and exuding loads of charm.
  • Nancy
    April 24, 2017
    Perfect for classroom use, whether it be an introduction to opposites or a fun refresher.
  • Angela
    April 17, 2017
    A thoughtful introduction to perspective. A great addition to school libraries and easily incorporated into lesson plans for students well past picture books.
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