Octopus Opposites

Octopus Opposites This title introduces young children to basic opposites as they meet a parade of exotic and familiar creatures With bright and distinction illustrations in Stephanie Bauer s child friendly style it i

  • Title: Octopus Opposites
  • Author: Stella Blackstone Stephanie Bauer
  • ISBN: 9781846863288
  • Page: 432
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This title introduces young children to basic opposites as they meet a parade of exotic and familiar creatures With bright and distinction illustrations in Stephanie Bauer s child friendly style, it is a favourite with parents and young readers.

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    1. This is a book about opposites that features a wide variety of animals. At the end, there is a page with all of the opposites. It has bright and colorful illustrations. There is a little bit of a plot. It is large enough and simple enough to use at a toddler storytime about opposites.

    2. I wasn't in love with the way the book ended, but this would be a good book for an opposites themed storytime. Using animals to show all the different opposites is cute.

    3. Blackstone, Stella, and Stephanie Bauer. Octopus opposites. Cambridge, MA: Barefoot Books, 2010. Print. Octopus fat. Octopus thin. Colorful illustrations of wild animals will put a smile on the face of anyone who reads this concept book about opposites.This book's fun animal pictures, and short and predictable text appeals to kindergarten-age students. Additionally, opposites is a concept commonly taught at this grade level. I am actually using the book this week with a 6 years old kindergarten [...]

    4. Is a skinny octopus really just a squid, at least as far as children's books illustrations go? That was my assumption, and this book really screws it up for me by calling the two drawings "Octopus fat" and "octopus thin". Oh, but kudos on using the fat word! The rest of book is very bright and colorful and builds vocabulary with words like Kookaburra and Beluga whale. It's lasted two weeks here, and that's a pretty long shelf life for a picture book from the library.

    5. A great opposite book -- with beautiful, bright and illustrations. Because a few of the opposites are slightly harder -- this book can work well with both a very young (2-3) group and a slightly older (3-6) group, although the illustrations are probably more likely to appeal to a younger crowd.

    6. Simple antonyms book with some words to help build vocabulary. I don't like how the book uses the words "fat" and "thin"; I understand it's an antonym but I will be cautious in using this book to avoid any teasing or negative comparisons in class. Good book to have at a writing center to use as a reference for vocabulary words/spelling.

    7. This is a good book for teaching opposites, but isn't a favorite. The illustration style is too busy for my toddler to really like. I actually hated the illustration style when i first saw it, but was willing to see if my son liked it. He reads this a few times a month, but that is it.

    8. This book is like a party on every page! The illustrations are bold and vibrant. Look closely and you will notice all sorts of interesting techniques and materials used. Such a fun way to explore a staid concept!

    9. Cute and colorful! The opposites are simply presented and the vast array of animals included allows for vocabulary building. I love how the final page easily sums up the preceding opposites, and how the animals are displayed near the end in their habitats.

    10. Octopus fat / octopus thin // sea urchin out / sea urchin in. Nice animal choices (kookaburra FTW) and bright colors, fun ending (Kookaburra where? / I don't know = the illustration perspective is from up in the air above the flying kookaburra, can you spot her tail?).

    11. Bold colorful illustrations show the same animal in opposite situations. Very simple and could be used for the smaller onesCreatures big and small introduce pairs of opposites.

    12. A wonderfully written simple text to help children learn opposites. The illustrations are very kid friendly and beautiful. A definite read for introducing opposites to children!

    13. What a great book for beginning readers! The pictures and the words go together to help children learn how to read. There is also examples of opposite words and rhyming words in the book.

    14. Great book for beginning readers! The pictures and the words go together to help children learn how to read. There is also examples of opposite words and rhyming words in the book.

    15. Bright illustrations, simple rhyming language to talk about opposites, but some rich vocabulary, too. Great for little ones!

    16. Colorful fun creatures each with their own opposite. High-low, empty-full, bold-shy. Great hook for lessons on antonyms!

    17. The bright collaged illustrations in this book attract the eye. The summary of opposites at the end of the book is great for summarizing!

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