Sunday, September 29, 2013

Opposites by Ingrid and Dieter Schubert –NO

Schubert, Ingrid and Dieter Opposites 32 pgs. Lemniscaat USA, 2013. $14.01.  Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G; Violence: G. PICTURE BOOK.
This book presents one-word opposites, with large illustrated pages. It features tons of animals to create the events for each scene. Examples are asleep and awake, normal and crazy, brave and scared.
The illustrations are muted and very odd. The Sad scene shows what appears to be a dead Owl and a little open grave! The Brave scene features a raccoon with a club waiting to hit something hiding in a cave. It also shows a pig hold two crocodiles with their mouths tied up so that his pig friend can run on their backs. Some of the other scenes are just confusing. Wet is pretty good, but Dry features a river and a bucket of water! This book is just flat out not clear enough for the students that need these concepts presented very clearly.

PRE-K, EL (K-3) -NO Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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