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 Published in March 2016  by Alfred A. Knopf     Awards/Recognition  - One of the Best Children's Books of 2016 at Amazon.com :Baby to age 2 - Honorable mention for 3x3 International Illustration annual - Best Books of 2016 by NPR Books Concierge - Best Picture Books of 2016 (Honorable mention) by The Huffington Post   Reviews   At first glance, "The Opposite Zoo," by Il Sung Na, appears to occupy well-worn territory: the concept of opposites, and a zoo setting. But as in his previous picture books like "Welcome Home, Bear," Na brings fresh energy to the familiar. With a coloring style that feels as if someone took a firecracker to a box of crayons, Na makes turtle shells as dynamic as a peacock's plumage.  -the New York Times  Broad strokes and energetic scribbles of color recall Brian Wildsmith, offering just enough detail to captivate without threatening to overwhelm the concepts illustrated. A beautiful treatment of a familiar subject that repays close looking again and again. -Kirkus Reviews  Na's ink-and-colored-pencil illustrations deftly juxtapose subtlety and vibrancy, using soft watercolor like hues for background images but vivid squiggles that convey freestyle crayon drawings for many of the featured animals. As opposite books go, this picture book will be visually appealing to both adults and children, and it's a welcome addition to a genre that, for many parents, can often be opposite of interesting. -Booklist  Young readers will enjoy spotting the sneaky monkey on every page and follow its nocturnal adventure, as well as seeing all of the zoo denizens on the last spread. VERDICT Na's winsome illustrations make this title a delightful take on animal opposites and a great addition to most collections. -School Library Journal  To buy this book --->  Amazon.com

Published in March 2016

by Alfred A. Knopf
 

Awards/Recognition
- One of the Best Children's Books of 2016 at Amazon.com :Baby to age 2
- Honorable mention for 3x3 International Illustration annual
- Best Books of 2016 by NPR Books Concierge
- Best Picture Books of 2016 (Honorable mention) by The Huffington Post

Reviews
At first glance, "The Opposite Zoo," by Il Sung Na, appears to occupy well-worn territory: the concept of opposites, and a zoo setting. But as in his previous picture books like "Welcome Home, Bear," Na brings fresh energy to the familiar. With a coloring style that feels as if someone took a firecracker to a box of crayons, Na makes turtle shells as dynamic as a peacock's plumage.
-the New York Times

Broad strokes and energetic scribbles of color recall Brian Wildsmith, offering just enough detail to captivate without threatening to overwhelm the concepts illustrated. A beautiful treatment of a familiar subject that repays close looking again and again.
-Kirkus Reviews

Na's ink-and-colored-pencil illustrations deftly juxtapose subtlety and vibrancy, using soft watercolor like hues for background images but vivid squiggles that convey freestyle crayon drawings for many of the featured animals. As opposite books go, this picture book will be visually appealing to both adults and children, and it's a welcome addition to a genre that, for many parents, can often be opposite of interesting.
-Booklist

Young readers will enjoy spotting the sneaky monkey on every page and follow its nocturnal adventure, as well as seeing all of the zoo denizens on the last spread. VERDICT Na's winsome illustrations make this title a delightful take on animal opposites and a great addition to most collections.
-School Library Journal

To buy this book ---> Amazon.com

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Published in March 2016

by Alfred A. Knopf
 

Awards/Recognition
- One of the Best Children's Books of 2016 at Amazon.com :Baby to age 2
- Honorable mention for 3x3 International Illustration annual
- Best Books of 2016 by NPR Books Concierge
- Best Picture Books of 2016 (Honorable mention) by The Huffington Post

Reviews
At first glance, "The Opposite Zoo," by Il Sung Na, appears to occupy well-worn territory: the concept of opposites, and a zoo setting. But as in his previous picture books like "Welcome Home, Bear," Na brings fresh energy to the familiar. With a coloring style that feels as if someone took a firecracker to a box of crayons, Na makes turtle shells as dynamic as a peacock's plumage.
-the New York Times

Broad strokes and energetic scribbles of color recall Brian Wildsmith, offering just enough detail to captivate without threatening to overwhelm the concepts illustrated. A beautiful treatment of a familiar subject that repays close looking again and again.
-Kirkus Reviews

Na's ink-and-colored-pencil illustrations deftly juxtapose subtlety and vibrancy, using soft watercolor like hues for background images but vivid squiggles that convey freestyle crayon drawings for many of the featured animals. As opposite books go, this picture book will be visually appealing to both adults and children, and it's a welcome addition to a genre that, for many parents, can often be opposite of interesting.
-Booklist

Young readers will enjoy spotting the sneaky monkey on every page and follow its nocturnal adventure, as well as seeing all of the zoo denizens on the last spread. VERDICT Na's winsome illustrations make this title a delightful take on animal opposites and a great addition to most collections.
-School Library Journal

To buy this book ---> Amazon.com

 Published in March 2016  by Alfred A. Knopf     Awards/Recognition  - One of the Best Children's Books of 2016 at Amazon.com :Baby to age 2 - Honorable mention for 3x3 International Illustration annual - Best Books of 2016 by NPR Books Concierge - Best Picture Books of 2016 (Honorable mention) by The Huffington Post   Reviews   At first glance, "The Opposite Zoo," by Il Sung Na, appears to occupy well-worn territory: the concept of opposites, and a zoo setting. But as in his previous picture books like "Welcome Home, Bear," Na brings fresh energy to the familiar. With a coloring style that feels as if someone took a firecracker to a box of crayons, Na makes turtle shells as dynamic as a peacock's plumage.  -the New York Times  Broad strokes and energetic scribbles of color recall Brian Wildsmith, offering just enough detail to captivate without threatening to overwhelm the concepts illustrated. A beautiful treatment of a familiar subject that repays close looking again and again. -Kirkus Reviews  Na's ink-and-colored-pencil illustrations deftly juxtapose subtlety and vibrancy, using soft watercolor like hues for background images but vivid squiggles that convey freestyle crayon drawings for many of the featured animals. As opposite books go, this picture book will be visually appealing to both adults and children, and it's a welcome addition to a genre that, for many parents, can often be opposite of interesting. -Booklist  Young readers will enjoy spotting the sneaky monkey on every page and follow its nocturnal adventure, as well as seeing all of the zoo denizens on the last spread. VERDICT Na's winsome illustrations make this title a delightful take on animal opposites and a great addition to most collections. -School Library Journal  To buy this book --->  Amazon.com
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