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Having explored the alphabet (The Hidden Alphabet), colors (Lemons Are Not Red), and emotions (Walter Was Worried), Laura Vaccaro Seeger turns her extraordinary talents to opposites in this bright, colorful and imaginative book. Through a series of ingenious die-cut pages, the reader discovers things that are the opposite of what they seem: A black bat transformed into a white ghost, a sunny day that becomes a starry night. Posed as a series of 18 questions and answers, Black? White! Day? Night! is sure to be a big success with small children everywhere.
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An Emmy-award-winning artist and now an acclaimed author of three previous books Laura Vaccaro Seeger lives close to New York City with her husband, Chris, and their sons, Drew and Dylan, and their dog, Copper, the subject of her next book.From School Library Journal:
Starred Review. PreSchool-Grade 3–Clever compositions, a question/answer format, and sturdy die-cuts distinguish this title from many other concept books. Seeger employs flat, vibrant colors and bold contrasts between the framing page that lifts up and the design underneath. While some of the word pairs are familiar, the images are nevertheless surprising: a black bat turns out to be the upturned mouth of a white ghost. An ordinary sheep becomes extraordinary when discovered in a cloudy sky with flying pigs and a cow jumping over the moon. Blue diamonds that look very much alike are actually quite different when they are discovered inside unique snowflakes. Younger children will delight in the magical effect of the transformation, while those a little older will have fun anticipating and analyzing the process itself, propelled by the pattern in which each question yields the unexpected. The title's creative approach offers a variety of possible paths for connection. Books such as Lois Ehlert's Color Zoo (HarperCollins, 1989) or N. N. Charles's What Am I?: Looking through Shapes at Apples and Grapes (Scholastic, 1994) would extend the visual gymnastics for preschoolers, while titles such as Roni Schotter's The Boy Who Loved Words (Random, 2006) would continue adding to a school-aged child's store of language. Opposites attract and expand in this playful celebration.–Wendy Lukehart, Washington DC Public Library
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Book Description Roaring Brook Press, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111596431857
Book Description Roaring Brook Press, 2006. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1596431857