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Eric Carle's Opposites: 01/05/08

Eric Carle's Opposites

Opposites is a new children's book by Eric Carle. This book is aimed at very young children as it teaches some fundamental opposites, all of them beautifully illustrated in Eric Carle's unique style.

Each pair of opposites is divided by a flap. Harriet and Sean both enjoy lifting the flap to see the second picture. The flaps, though, are a point of weakness in the book that can be prone to ripping during enthusiastic reading. I recommend only reading this book with parental supervision for the younger children.

The opposites taught in this book are:

  • day / night
  • up / down
  • young / old
  • short / long
  • awake / asleep
  • high / low
  • wet / dry

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Comment #1: Sunday, January, 20, 2008 at 13:53:43


I didn't know Eric Carle had an opposites book! I'll have to check it out."

Comment #2: Sunday, January, 20, 2008 at 11:42:22


Opposites was only published last year."