Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Undercover: One of These Things is Almost Like the Others by Bastien Contraire - OPTIONAL

Contraire, Bastien.  Undercover: One of These Things is Almost Like the Others.  PICTURE BOOK.  Phaidon, 2016.  $18.95.  Content: G.

A new spin on a look and find book.  There are two-page spreads full of items where one item is ALMOST like the others, but not quite.  Among the leaves, if you look closely, you’ll see a butterfly.  Among the poultry, you’ll find a teapot.  The book is wordless.  Just like the cover, the interior illustrations are created using just three colors: pink, green, and brown.  The images are mostly simplified, but that works perfectly with the concept of finding a similar sized and colored item that is ALMOST like the others. 

Pre-K, EL-OPTIONAL.  Samantha Hastings, MA, MLS.  

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