Opposites
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on November 6, 1998
We've been reading this book to our twins since they were infants. Now, as 2-yr.-olds, they are able to go though page by page and tell us all about what they see. I think it has really helped them get a good start figuring out abstract concepts.
Next to "Goodnight Moon" and "Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?", this one is consistently picked out for evening reading time.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on January 29, 2008
I find myself changing up my voice (high and low) as I read to my son so he can get the idea of opposites. The pictures are cute, bright and to the point. I didn't give it 5 stars, because there's not a story line. From one page to the next is another set of opposites. If that's what you want, then this book is for you. If you want more of a story to connect from page to page, then you might not like it as much.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on August 12, 1999
My 15-month old insists that we read this book to him at least five or six times a day. It was the first book he picked out to be read to him and he always searches for it on the bookshelf. It's colorful and fun and I hope your child will love it as much as ours does!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on January 5, 2002
These Boynton board books cannot go wrong with the young-uns. My nephews and nieces ask me to read them over and over again.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on December 31, 2003
Like every Boynton book, this is a good book. The words rhyme and flow nicely, and the pictures are really cute, bold, and colorful. As its name suggests, this book talks about opposites "Big and small, short and tall." The major downside in this book is the words. They still flow nicely and rhyme without strain, but they lack some little charm that almost all of the other Boynton books have. Another reason for this is that it is a list of opposites illustrated and carefully placed so they rhyme. The pictures and placement of the words make up for the actual words however. My favorite picture is for the in/out, two turtles, one in its shell, and one standing on top of it. Every page has a cute picture. Also, the way the words are written, not the words themselves, is a wonderful thing. The big is written big, the small small, the tall vertical, and in the slow each letter is separated.
Loggie-log-log-log
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on August 28, 2001
This was a fun way to teach my daughter about opposites and she enjoys it being read to her over and over and telling me the difference now.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
"High and Low, Fast and Slow" This book from the talented Sandra Boynton shows little ones the concept and examples of opposites, all told with Sandra's usual catchy rhymes and silly cartoon animal style. Fast and slow is demonstrated with a dog and snail while heavy and light is demonstrated with an elephant and bunny on a teeter-totter. Hot and cold, young and old...Sandra provides another book that is as fun to read for a parent as it is for your little one to listen to. The always bright, colorful and hilarious cartoon illustration make Sandra's books a surefire hit in our home. This is another great, sturdy boardbook that will stand up to years of a childs "touch". yet another winner for Sandra!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on July 13, 2008
I checked this book out of the library for my babies and loved it so much that I had to buy it. It is very simple but features great rhymes and funny illustrations. One of the best!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 28, 2011
We are big fans of Boynton because this book, like her others, has simple, rhythmic language, fun pictures, and makes for a fun and silly read. Opposites is an easy book to create "bits" for -- my husband has special voices and noises for all the opposites ("young" has a baby voice and "old" has a wavery old voice, etc.). My 16-month old has loved this book for months, which is why I found it particularly confusing that another reviewer's "sharp" 16mo was "lost" while reading the book. Did they expect the child to then explain the concept of opposites to his parents upon completion of the book? This is certainly geared toward the very young, and is not confusing at all. Instead, it is a delight.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Sandra Boynton's lighthearted, silly rhyming books engage toddlers and older children with an innocent sense of humor that will amuse adults as well. This book presents a number of animals illustrating the concept of opposites: an elephant and a rabbit on a see-saw show "heavy and light," for example and a large animal with a tiny umbrella illustrates "wet" while another with a standard umbrella illustrates "dry." This brief book has several visual gags, and proceeds in a punchy, rhythmic rhyme that will be quickly memorized. It's an excellent toddler read-aloud. Also available in Spanish: Opuestos (Opposites) (Spanish Edition)
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