PreS-Gr 1–Two animals are compared on each spread using interactive elements. The ordinary opposites are provided, e.g., “Heavy Hippo/Light Butterfly,” “Short Dog/Tall Giraffe,” and Fat Pig/Thin Meerkat,” but some less predictable pairings are also included, such as “Still Sloth/Bouncy Kangaroo,” “Smooth Frog/Spiky Porcupine,” and “Quiet Rabbit/Loud Lion.” Some pages have flaps while others provide a pop-up version of the animal. Horácek's bright watercolor washes fill the majority of the background with enough balance of white on the opposite page to showcase the realistically colored animals. Kids will love the engaging illustrations and will be drawn to the book again and again despite the simple content because of the hands-on manipulations. Great fun.–Sandra Welzenbach, Villarreal Elementary School, San Antonio, TXα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Horacek contrasts 20 animals, using flaps, pop-ups, and stylish mixed-media paintings to highlight the differences between them. ... [E]ven if readers guess what opposite term is coming up next (if not the animal), they’ll find the execution delightful.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
An elegant exploration of an ever-popular subject.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Horacek’s pop-up book serves a few purposes beautifully. It features animals, including more unusual creatures like sloths and meerkats. It teaches the concept of opposites — my favorite poses the ‘heavy hippo’ against the ‘light butterfly.’
—The Boston Globe
A very fun book with paper pop-ups. Features animals that are off the beaten path like meerkats and porcupines.Published 2 months ago by Springtime10
Awesome pop up book. Very vivid pictures of animals and simple to read. Got them as Christmas gifts for several kids under the age of 4 and every single one of them love it! Read morePublished 7 months ago by YLin
This is the greatest book, I bought two in fact. One for my son and one for a birthday gift. It is awesome! If your child loves animals, this is the book to get.Published 7 months ago by Catherine Wilkins
Awesome book! The entire family likes to read it. The pop-ups are great!Published 7 months ago by Lacey L. Acres
I love this author/illustrator. This was a book full of fun surprises in the pop ups! What a fun way to go beyond the normal pages of a children's bookPublished 8 months ago by jhagen
What can I say.. it is a beautiful fold out childs book of comparisons of opposites. It is one of our grandson's favorite books, not to say ours as well. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Paul 1946
My son's favorite book. Beautiful graphics, nice and simple (without too many details=lower chance to break it) pop ups.