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Up Above and Down Below by [Redding, Sue]
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Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-K–Each spread illustrates activities above and below ground in specific locales: a house and its cellar, a stage, a picnic spot, the Antarctic, a jungle, a city street, a desert, a vegetable garden, two boats, a golf course, and a suburban street. The colorful, computer-generated pictures are elaborate and interesting. Most of the below-ground scenes are fairly plausible, but others include animals playing cards, reading, etc. The one beneath the golf course humorously shows gophers using machinelike contraptions to recycle golf balls. The scenes are separated by rhyming couplets. Unfamiliar words such as performing, crew, unaware, and conceals offer good teaching moments. Children will want to pore over the details and think about the many activities depicted in the art. Pair this title with Arlene Mosel's The Funny Little Woman (Puffin, 1993) for another amusing depiction of what goes on above and below ground.–Lynda Ritterman, Atco Elementary School, Waterford, NJ
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PreS. In this debut picture book, whimsical, computer-generated pictures juxtapose active worlds, above and below ground. The simple, rhyming text introduces the scenarios: "While actors on stage are performing a play, the crew down below is working away." The full-page spreads, split horizontally in two, show different scenes: rooms filled with family activity above a quiet basement; hikers in a hot desert above spelunkers in a cool cave. Some of the most fanciful scenes include animals: golfers fret on the course above an underground factory where gophers collect and polish balls. A few spreads focus on water, and the contrasts in mood are stark: while sailors toss on a stormy sea above, "under the waves, it's as calm as can be." Children will return again and again to find new objects in the bright, clean-lined artwork, and an ant and worm tucked into each spread offer an added seek-and-find game. Guaranteed fun for interactive, one-on-one read-alouds. Gillian Engberg
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Product Details

  • File Size: 4973 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC (February 8, 2013)
  • Publication Date: March 5, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BDD086Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #845,791 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Hardcover
With gorgeous, clever pictures and spare text, you can't just "read" this book to your child... you'll have discussions about the small (ants and worms figure big here) and the large (the Antarctic, the rain forest, whales.) Each turn of the page presents a cheerful, but ever-so-gently-subversive, panorama of animals and people sharing the same space. Like all great children's entertainment, there's plenty to amuse adults as well as kids.

This book was a gift to my three-year old, who loudly informs us that this is "HIS favorite." I've never written an Amazon review, but was inspired to check this book's listing -- and to add my son's recommendation.
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Format: Hardcover
I bought this book for my 3 year old son because I was drawn to the quirky artwork.

It has proven to be a family favorite. The best part is the pictures are so detailed that we are always discovering something new and funny. The text is a bit lacking but in this case a picture is worth a thousand words.

If you like cool books with great art then this is highly recommended!
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Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This is a wonderful little book, which describes lots of things children might not think about, but are very important. From ants to underground water pipes, this book is informative and the illustrations make learning fun.
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Format: Hardcover
Our four-year-old son loves this book. The saturated colors, detailed illustrations, and the simple concept offers much in the way of discussion about the world and everyday life with preschoolers. When I asked my son what he liked about it, he said, "I just love it, that's all." Enough said.
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Cleaver illustrations depict various scenes of under and above. The scenes are full of "activity" providing many different reading experiences. This book provides so many opportunities for verbal interactions as the children see and share their findings. A perfect addition to our twos and up library.
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Up Above and Down Below was one of my son's favorite books when he was 3. Now he's five and it's still a favorite! The text is simple and rhyming but it's the pictures that make for real fun! Highly recommended.
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Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I bought this e-book because it was part of a daily kindle deal for 99 cents. I read it once and immediately took it out at our local library so my child could read it with me without having her use my kindle to read it. We love this book so much that we tried to buy a hardcopy of it and it is no longer in production and pretty expensive if you can find a used copy. The pictures are so bright and entertaining for both adults and children. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone!!!
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Format: Kindle Edition
Expect that you can read this book on common platforms like iOS or Windows? You're wrong. The Kindle version only works on Kindle Fire devices and on the limited set of Android devices that support the Kindle application. Buyer beware.
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