Children's - Kindergarten, Age 5-6
1 volume (unpaged)
Make Way For BooksThis is no ordinary book of plain old opposites, The Opposite Zoo lets readers follow a curious monkey on a full-circle journey through the zoo by night. This is simple enough to be an introduction to the concept of opposites for toddlers to Kindergartners and interesting enough to enjoy many times over as new aspects of the monkey's adventure emerge with each reading. Inspiring in its simple artistry, this brief foray into opposites will inspire readers and teachers to expand on the theme.
Publisher SummaryAfter the zoo closes, a monkey slips out of his cage to explore the zoo, introducing the reader to the other animals and the idea of opposites.
From the creator of A Book of Sleep and A Book of Babies comes a beautiful new book of animals—and opposites!
The sky is dark and the Opposite Zoo is CLOSED. But the monkey's cage is OPEN! Time to explore. . .
Follow the monkey as he visits all the animals in the zoo: fast and slow, big and small, noisy and quiet, soft and prickly! Filled with energetic illustrations, friendly animals, and a simple text, The Opposite Zoo is a fun and lively introduction to animals and opposites.
Praise for Il Sung Na:
"Il Sung Na's illustrative art is so joyous, so jubilantly colorful, it feels celebratory and poetic even when the story is simple and spare." —The Boston Globe (A Book of Babies)
"[A] grand read-aloud." —Kirkus Reviews, Starred (Welcome Home, Bear)
"It's the rare picture book that, upon arrival, feels as though it has been around for years already; Na's belongs to this group." —Publishers Weekly, Starred (A Book of Sleep)
"Vibrant [and] whimsical." —School Library Journal, Starred (Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit)