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Opposite Surprise

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  64 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Everyone knows the sun is hot. But open the flaps in this book and you may find a chilly surprise instead! Each spread of this cleverly designed board book reveals a surprising opposite that makes for a truly original way for toddlers to learn about words and concepts. Whether it be hot or cold, clean or dirty, slow or fast, this book has you covered—at least until you ope ...more
Board Book, 30 pages
Published April 1st 2017 by minedition (first published 2017)
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Feb 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: board-books
With large flaps to lift, this board book asks questions about opposites that become more complicated and interesting once the flap is lifted and the picture is revealed. “Small or big?” opens to reveal two trucks, one of which may have seemed big without the other in the image.”Empty or full?” has an image of a fish tank that seems crowded with bright red fish, or is it? The illustrations are simple and bold and will lead to discussions about how they could be interpreted. This is a board book ...more
Mama Bibliosoph
Small or big? One or many? Empty or full? This simple board book ingeniously uses sturdy and thick fold-out flaps to expand simple pictures and reveal a larger image so that two opposite attributes are shown. A small blue truck unfolds to reveal a big construction vehicle. One sheep is actually part of a herd of many. An empty glass box expands to reveal a tank full of goldfish.

Children will enjoy the tactile nature of interacting with Opposite Surprise. It's a fabulous book for practice labelin
Feb 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a cute book introducing the concept of opposites to children in the form of a board book.
The illustrations are bright and unpredictable based on the nature of the book.
Both my 2 year old and my 4 year old enjoyed the reading of this short book.

I would recommend it to families with small children.
Jan 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Single-word per page book covering different sets of opposites. Readers need to extend the page to reveal the opposite to the original image. I.e. empty to full fish tank. Illustrations are clear and bold images against a white background.

Zoraida Rivera Morales
This is an interesting concept book that presents the opposite each time the reader opens a flap. Many of the opposites are shown in unexpected ways. Kids will enjoy being part of the action to see what comes next while they learn even without trying.
Kelly Scott
Sep 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very cute. My 2 year old really liked it. We had fun tracing the long/short caterpillar.
Karla Winick-Ford
Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
kids LOVED this

GREAT for predictions

Alyssa Gudenburr
A super fun board book! I highly recommend.
Fun for all ages
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A terrific board book that uses fold out flaps to teach toddlers basic concepts.
Jun 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lesson-plan
LOVE. Ingenious. Will add to my Grade 1 Opposites lesson.
Nicole Cullen
May 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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This board book that I received is great! Such a good children's book to teach opposites to the little children. "Opposite Surprise" is very engaging, because the child can open the flap of each page. For example, on one page it talks about slow or fast. Before you open the flap it's a picture of a turtle to show slow. Then you open the flap, and it still uses the turtle but then it changes into a plane to show fast. Such a creative and fun book to read with the little ones. I highly recommend t ...more
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