the New York Times review

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the review of The Opposite Zoo by the New York Times.

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.

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Babies Need Words Every Day

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ALSC (The Association for Library Service to Children, a division of ALA, has launched a new public-awareness campaign called "Babies Need Words Every Day: Talk, Read, Sing, Play." Eight gorgeous posters feathering Il Sung Na's artwork are now available to download for FREE on the ALSC website. http://www.ala.org/alsc/babiesneedwords Each poster includes a simple, fun activity to help mothers communicate with their little ones.

The ALSC states that the campaign is “designed to help parents and caregivers understand the importance of enriching communication with their babie…The campaign is kicking off with free and customizable resources that offer caregivers instant, fun ways to boost their children’s language base and build all-important pathways for learning.”
 

First Star for Welcome Home, Bear

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WELCOME HOME, BEAR 
A Book of Animal Habitats
Author: Il Sung Na
Illustrator: Il Sung Na
Publisher: Knopf
Publication Date: July 7, 2015
ISBN ( Hardcover ): 978-0-385-75375-3

The text is spare, usually only a sentence on each spread, but carefully and engagingly written. Listeners can't help but sympathize with Bear in his frustration and rejoice when he finds the place that's "just where he wanted to be."
 

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To view the full review
https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/il-sung-na-2/welcome-home-bear/