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Which bird has caught the worm? Where is the queasy monkey? And can you spot the scaredy-cat? Never has a search-and-find game been so pleasing to the eye. Each spread features rhyming couplets, patterned artwork, and a hidden surprise.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 11th 2014 by Big Picture Press (first published March 1st 2014)
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KC
May 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sweet interactive book about the one that stand out. Memories of Sesame Street and "Which one doesn't belong". Pictures can be a bit dizzying. ...more
Amanda Martinez Kirby
Apr 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I wish this came in a big book for storytime!
Sylvester
Jun 25, 2015 rated it liked it
5* art
3* concept

Oh this is funny, Squirt is one of those kids who refuses to be tested. So when I tell him to look for the one that's different, he finds it, but won't show me, tries to hide it, or even tells me he can't find it (but when I try to turn the page he quickly points to it)! What is thatabout?!! Makes me laugh, anyway.
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Anne
May 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: seek-and-find
Stunning illustrations but because of the size and detail, is better for one-on-one sharing, and not with a group.
Deb in UT
Jun 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-alena
This was the favorite of the books I read to Alena today. I like that it's not just a "spot the difference" book but also has descriptive rhymes. The illustrations are simple and the differences appropriately challenging. Alena enjoyed my happy moments of discovery. ...more
Suzanne Kunz Williams
I loved this spotting book. Wow did I ever find some pages hard, but many pages my little Zander who is 4 could do with the hint each page gave. Funny how it's so hard to see things and then once you see them you can always see them. It's a perfect book to talk about how not everything is always what you think.

** Talking Points - Finding some of the odd ones out were hard to find, and then were easy to see. What have you done that was hard and first and then easy? At first glance every one of th
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Paul Stone
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens-lit
The Odd One Out is a rhyming picture book that interactive. This book talks about each animal and rhymes what they look like. They then say something to to go and find what on the other page what they are talking about.

I like this book because the pictures are great, but also its interactive. Students or kids can read about the animals, like it's a song and look for the object that the author wrote about.

I would use this in my classroom because kids could take a break from school work, and try
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Breana
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is fun and interactive. The text is catchy and my girls enjoyed finding the "odd one out" on every page. ...more
Jennifer
Gorgeous art. Gutter sometimes got in the way of finding "the odd one out." ...more
Connie T.
Oct 24, 2017 rated it liked it
I really didn't "read" this one, just focused on finding the different animal. It's harder than you think when you don't know what makes them different! Lovely art work. ...more
Molly Cluff (Library!)
May 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Charming illustrations! A fun challenge for a bit older of kids
Christine
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So fun! Love the illustrations and accompanying rhyming text.
DB in Richmond
May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love this spotting book by Teckentrup. The rhyming stanzas for what you are to spot are what makes the book.
Kelly
Not too easy...not too hard. Nice spotting the difference book.
Robin
Dec 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: jns
A little tough for my young 4 year old but he was able to find most with some prompting.
LittleE
What a fun book! We love the rhyming and she just loves "finding" things in books. We read this at least 3x a week - she's so sad to return it to the library. ...more
Sally
Oct 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
A fun book to read while snuggled on the lounge together.
Kaitlyn
Nov 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kid-s-books
We love the word choice, rhyming, and the illustrations. Spotting things in the pictures was lots of fun.
Kris
Dec 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Such a fun hidden picture book, and I personally find the illustrations much more appealing than something like Where's Waldo? ...more
Pinky
Mar 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
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charlene.librarian
Mar 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: j-nonfiction
Lovely matte colors along with rhyming text. Flock of birds, pod of seals, train of camels, wobble of ostriches and more. All of this for searching out the odd one out!
Stephanie
Oct 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My kids loved finding the odd one out and the words and rhyming are just fun! A hit at our house for sure!
The Littlest Library
Jun 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
'The Odd One Out' is a stylish, contemporary spotting book. I highly recommend this book for children that enjoy playing 'I Spy' and for parents who grew up as fans of 'Where's Wally'.

The book spreads are colourful and the repeated collage of each animal creates a complex pattern akin to wallpaper. A short rhyme introduces the animals on the opposite page of the spread. Within each rhyme is a clue for the reader to find a hidden detail within each page. Within the pattered puzzles, the reader n
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Heidi-Marie
This is a very fun book--a bit of a twist to the seek-and-finds I'm used to seeing. This is excellent for a lap-read or read-alone. If i'm willing to take the time for them to look, I can use this in storytime as well. It's kind of a one-time read for the older reader, because they may remember where the hidden things were. But younger readers would enjoy this over and over again.

4/1/15 Closing book in That's Different theme. Huge success. The kids loved looking for the different object. it work
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Portable
Our children love Britta Teckentrup's bright and stylish illustrations - and they also love spotting the difference books. These books are fantastic for introducing key literacy skills such as decoding pictures for meaning, and comparing and contrasting. As some of the odd ones out are quite tricky, this book is better read as a one-on-one rather than in big groups - a great read at home, where you can encourage key language skills by encouraging your child to explain their reasons for choosing ...more
Sam
Jun 07, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens-lit
Some of the pages were physically hard to stare at --particularly the lemur page (I'm not too grown up to admit that I didn't find the "odd one"). Most of the discrepancies will pop out immediately to adults, but I can imagine children having a good time finding the oddity. The artwork is subtly colorful and an interesting pallet to use for children; much darker and subdued than most work, especially in a Look-and-See style.

Th only other reason I gave this a 3-star rating was that the rhythm and
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Mohammad
Nov 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
We enjoyed finding the odd one out from each page! The last pages was the most challenging as they were not sure what they were looking for. Each page gave a short description and you know you are looking for the same animal that was acting a little different from the rest. However, the last page only told you to find the animal that you have not seen before (so the kids do not know what animals they are looking for).

Still, it was an awesome book! We always enjoy our read out loud story time tog
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Kathy
Jan 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-book
Printed like animal wallpaper, the illustrated spreads in this picture book challenge the viewer to find the single disruption in each theme. On a page full of turtles, one is hiding in its shell. On a page full of lemurs, one is looking cross-eyed. On a page full of monkeys, one is wearing bandages. Adults and children alike will enjoy the hunt for irregularity in organized patterns. The rhyming text creates a playful tone echoed by the color-coordinated, friendly animal imagery. Scanning the a ...more
Barbara
Apr 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Mixed media illustrations feature hidden surprises among this book's pages. Readers need to read the rhyming text and then scour each illustration to spot the intended animal. The fifteen visual puzzles feature interesting elements such as penguin hiding its baby, a tired baby rhino, and a flamingo standing on one leg. Some of these are easier to spot than others, but all of them are interesting to examine. Sometimes these sorts of books can make my eyes tired, but that was not an issue here wit ...more
Joella
Jun 06, 2014 rated it liked it
This book is perfect for all the kids who love the I Spy type of books. Each page has a fun little rhyme that lets you know just what exactly you are looking for. The difference from this and an I Spy book is that you are looking for the one thing that is different among a see of similar animals. So you might look for the turtle that is hiding its head or the penguin that is protecting a fledgling. And the illustrations are fun for grownups to look at as well (especially if the grownups like the ...more
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Britta Teckentrup was born in Germany and moved to England in 1988. She is the author and illustrator of many books for children. She now lives in Berlin with her husband and young son.

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