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The Opposite Zoo

The Opposite Zoo

After the zoo closes, monkey slips out of his cage to explore the zoo, introducing the reader to the other animals and the idea of opposites.

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ISBN 9780553511277
Barcode 9780553511277
Published 30 May 2016 by Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Na, Il Sung
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780553511277
ISBN-10 0553511270
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub
Imprint Bantam USA
Publication Date 30 May 2016
International Publication Date 8 March 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Na, Il Sung
Category Animal Stories
Picture Storybooks
Number of Pages 24
Dimensions Width: 258mm
Height: 257mm
Spine: 9mm
Weight 410g
Interest Age 2-6 years
Reading Age 2-6 years
Library of Congress Polarity - Pictorial works - Juvenile fiction, Monkeys, Zoos, Zoo animals, Polarity
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 639964

Description of this Book

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 clear, simple text all wrapped up in a gorgeous package The Opposite Zoo is a fun and lively introduction to animals and opposites for the youngest picture-book audience.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The New York Times Book Review Na brings fresh energy to the familiar. With a coloring style that feels as if someone took a firecracker to a box of crayons, Na makes turtle shells as dynamic as a peacock s plumage. Shelf Awareness A dazzling concept book for preschoolers. . . .Two monkey thumbs up. Mashable In his new book The Opposite Zoo, artist and children's book writer Il Sung Na delivers a beautiful lesson in contrast and contradictions. Kirkus Reviews A beautiful treatment of a familiar subject that repays close looking again and again. School Library Journal Na s winsome illustrations make this title a delightful take on animal opposites. Booklist This picture book will be visually appealing to both adults and children, and it s a welcome addition to a genre that, for many parents, can often be opposite of interesting.
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Originally from Korea, Il Sung Na studied illustration at Kingston University in London and currently lives in the U.S. A Book of Sleep was his first picture book, followed by The Thingamabob; Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit; Hide & Seek; A Book of Babies; and Welcome Home, Bear. To learn more about Il Sung Na and his work, please visit IlSungNa.com

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