"'Whimsy' is a word that runs rampant in the description of children's literature, but Il Sung Na's picture books certainly merit the label." - The New York Times
Artist Il Sung Na is the creator of many new children's books that are soon to be beloved classics. In his newest work, The Opposite Zoo, you will find the classic book of opposites with an artistic, charming twist. Like most simple preschooler-level books aimed at teaching opposites, this features pages illustrating black and white, quiet and loud, awake and asleep. Where this book breaks away from the others is in the Crayola-on-steroids colorful artwork that brings a playful and cutely charismatic tone to the story.
Story Time Conversation:
- What animal at the zoo is your favorite? Why?
- Which opposite do you feel like today? Noisy or quiet? Bold or shy?
- On each page, act out the word. Act asleep. Now act awake. Act tall. Now act short.
- Look around the room. Can you spy an opposites? (For us, one lamp was on, and another lamp was off.)
- recommended age: 2-4