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A Garden of Opposites

3.59 of 5 stars 3.59  ·  rating details  ·  51 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Enter this beautiful garden and see what opposites you’ll find! A short caterpillar and a long garden snake, a closed bud and an open blossom. These delightful images will teach youngsters about basic opposite concepts, and about the charms and wonders of the outdoors!

This simple book has a surprise treat at the end—a gatefold displaying the whole garden, with opposites ga
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Hardcover, 26 pages
Published March 10th 2009 by Schwartz & Wade
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Russell
Beyond the rote lesson in contrasts, a deeper lesson in looking for details. For example, the rear cover brings up the duality of the bunny and snail, but those just reading straight from the text and not closely examining the material within might miss them in the joyous fold-out.

Art style reminds me of Katamari Damacy.
Tasha
This bright, graphically-interesting and fun book offers pairs of opposites in a garden setting. The opposites are very basic such as open/closed, long/short, and asleep/awake. Davis’ illustrations are big and bold, filled with bright colors that will shout out to a group easily. Equally likeable is the font and text size which will work well for reading aloud but also for new readers just figuring things out.

Recommended as a cheery spring opposite book, this one is perfect for toddlers ages 1-3
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Libby
Mar 05, 2013 Libby is currently reading it
Cognitively, children between 12-24 months are more aware of the world around them and are learning to differentiate between objects. By pointing to words and the labeled pictures in this concept book supports children noticing characteristics of objects and understanding that pictures represents works fosters speech and development of a child’s Early Literacy Vocabulary Skill.
Ina
With simple bright illustrations and single word text, this is a lovely book about opposites, with a garden theme. There are ladybugs, plants, and garden tools, which are used to introduce the concept of opposites. Even the youngest members of my storytime audience were able to focus on the illustrations and the older ones helped with the story by supplying the opposites.
The Library Lady
Okay, it's opposites so:
Sturdy paper and stitching ARE toddler friendly.
The fold out end page is NOT.
Some of the pairs such as "big and little" and "short and long" ARE easy for younger children.
The pairs of shamrocks with "same and different" ARE NOT.

Nice book, but a little extra editing and planning would have helped.
Edna
Really, really cute book with one word and its opposite displayed with very simple bright colorful illustrations. Perfect for reading aloud and teaching very young children opposites.
Paula
Bright pictures, simple one word pages
Opposites abound in a colorful garden, including a closed bud, an open blossom, a short caterpillar, and a long snake.
Beverly
Uncluttered, simple illustrations depict one opposite pair on each double-page spread, until the final, joyous romp through the garden.
Molly
Wonderful simple opposite book. Big bright pictures clear text that matches the illustration would read aloud well. Ages 2+
Angela
Very simple book with cute spring/summer themed illustrations. My four year old adores this book!
Katie
nice and bright. some more "unusual" opposites included here: dull and sharp, plain and fancy.
Morgan
Very basic opposites from the garden. For a very young audience.
Kate Hastings
Mar 12, 2009 Kate Hastings rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: toddlers, preschoolers opposites
Shelves: concepts-general
Opposites book-- very simple.
Thia
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Shelves: toddler, preschool
gardens, opposites
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