Double Take! a New Look at Opposites by Susan Hood

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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)."

Title : Double Take! a New Look at Opposites
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ISBN : 0763672912
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 pages


Vera rated it ★★★★★

July 13, 2017

Educational and entertaining books are always winners - well, that is if they capture the attention of the child, engage their minds, and provide illustrations and text that prove accurate and enduring. There is a plethora of "counting" books and a goodly number of books that teach shapes and, ye...

Michele rated it ★★★★☆

August 01, 2017

I think this is a book that is going to be important to read and discuss - great for older readers too!

Gina rated it ★★★★★

October 11, 2017

The pictures are really cute, and I would like it for the cat and elephant anyway. Beyond that it starts with some pretty clear examples of opposites and then gets into some more complicated ways of looking at it that I think can grow on the young reader, increasing their understanding. Also, the...

Bookrapt rated it ★★★★☆

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 wi...

Cheryl rated it ★★★☆☆

October 25, 2017

Fine, but I'm sure there's a Little Golden Book that has done it better. Just too simple, and the rhyme is fine but still feels wrong, like a distraction.

Cindy rated it ★★★★★

November 04, 2017

Hood, Susan Double Take! A New Look at Opposites, PICTURE BOOK. Candlewick, 2017. $17. A rhyming book about opposites that asks the reader to consider some of those words in new situations –like ahead and behind –changes depending where you are standing in line. Another example is above and below...

Gretchen rated it ★★★★☆

July 22, 2017

While initially people would think of this book as being more basic for word work in primary grades, I love that this is actually a great book for the older grades for more advanced word work. Not only does it reacquaint them with opposites, but it looks at perspectives. How when you look at some...

Kyra rated it ★★★★☆

October 23, 2017

A fresh take on the classic opposites book. The charmingly retro illustrations, with soft lines and a refined color palette, feature a small boy, a black cat, and a blue elephant as the primary characters. Clever set-ups that accompany each pair of opposites add to readers’ understanding, particu...

Becky rated it ★★★★☆

August 22, 2017

A survey of opposites and introduction to how relative position or a new perspective can make those change. Yes and no, day and night are easy to proclaim as opposites. But what is near and far? Is it the chair at the other end of the room or the country on the other side of the globe or the plane...

Pauline rated it ★★★★★

June 04, 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...

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