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A playful look at "opposites" from this exciting new picture book author and acclaimed illustrator. A little boy wakes up one morning to see The Opposite sitting on his ceiling. This impish creature manages to ensure that whatever the little boy says, the opposite will be true. The little boy tries to rectify everything as it goes wrong, but the mess in the kitchen and theA playful look at "opposites" from this exciting new picture book author and acclaimed illustrator. A little boy wakes up one morning to see The Opposite sitting on his ceiling. This impish creature manages to ensure that whatever the little boy says, the opposite will be true. The little boy tries to rectify everything as it goes wrong, but the mess in the kitchen and the classroom soon gets him into trouble. It takes some very quick thinking, and a clever twist, for him to be able to get rid of the Opposite once and for all!...

Title : The Opposite
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ISBN : 9781561453719
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Opposite Reviews

  • Kendra
    2019-02-19 12:31

    So fun! It's like reverse psychology explained for kids. And we know how much kids love doing the opposite, especially when it come to chores and other not-so-fun activities.

  • Ami Schroder
    2019-02-26 15:17

    Love this quirky, fun read aloud! Favorite line, "But then the opposite happened..." Kids love this read aloud and I love reading it to them!

  • Jamala Alkeshi
    2019-03-03 13:25

    This book is a great read. I like this creature the opposite, because he is so incredibly unique, its not like monsters or fairies or common fantasy creations. This is one that causes you to think, even though I am not a child it still caused me to think about what it meant when it said that the "opposite happened" at one point I didn't know if that meant that the opposite had appeared in the scene or if literally the opposite of what he was told to do happened. Therefore the book kept me enthralled the whole way. I also like how Nate comes to realise how to deal with the opposite, its a great way for kids to critically think about ways in which Nate can deal with it, before reading the ending (where we see how Nate deals with him in a wise way). This is defidently a book I would use in my classroom.

  • babyhippoface
    2019-03-11 15:38

    First off: the illustrations creeped me the heck out. Now on to more professional things:Nate wakes up one morning to find The Opposite on his ceiling, a being who turns Nate’s world topsy-turvy. Although the humans in Odriozola’s pen and watercolor illustrations are primitive and somewhat unsettling, most children--who have all pretended it is “Opposite Day” at one time or another--will be too busy anticipating the next “opposite” moment to care much. The clever way Nate eventually handles the situation provides a satisfying ending. Introduce discussion of the concept of opposites with this title, and you’ll likely have a classroom full of children pretending they have an Opposite of their own.

  • Deirdre
    2019-02-24 14:37

    One morning Nate wakes up to find The Opposite standing on his bedroom ceiling. Throughout the day it follows him, changing everything he tries to do into the opposite, until he comes up with a brilliant plan. This story gives a mischievous twist to the genre of children’s “opposite” books. The unusual personification of “The Opposite” helps to make this a story to be enjoyed over multiple readings and by a wide range of readers. While the primary audience for this picture book is those aged 6 to 9 years, children under 6 will be able to enjoy the colourful and whimsical illustrations.

  • Yoo Kyung Sung
    2019-03-17 07:37

    Whatever Nate does, the Opposite makes it messy. Nate did not do it yet people do not believe him. Nate later on learn to trick the Opposite. His work claimed to be messy, the opposite made it tidy. Clever story and brillant illustration. The concept of opposite is wisely played in this book. The author is from Engliand and the illustrator is from Spain.

  • Janessa
    2019-02-23 11:37

    I loved this book. I have a connection with this book because I used to pretend like certain days were opposite days. Anyways, this is a great book for kids who are learning about opposites because "the opposite" does everything the opposite of what he is supposed to do. I think that kids k-3 could totally relate to this book.

  • Leonie
    2019-03-17 12:19

    I'm still not entirely sure how I feel about this book, it's a very clever idea but, I wonder if it's too clever for the target audience. It seems like a children's book written for grown-ups. I will have to wait until my baby is much older to see whether or not she agrees.

  • Tessa
    2019-02-19 14:34

    This was a really cool book - a brain teaser about opposites and a fun read. The illustrations of the Opposite were somehow disturbing and there was a creepy undercurrent that I couldn't put my finger on - maybe I'm just a weirdo. Certainly worth reading; my son asked if we could buy it!

  • Tricia
    2019-02-24 12:38

    My 5 year old loves this book right now. If he didn't, I would probably give it a lower rating, because there's just something not quite right with it, although I can't quite pin down what that is. The illustrations are great - simply drawn, but very evocative.

  • Paul
    2019-03-19 13:41

    OMG this book is so brilliant! I love it! I'm trying to find a way to use it in my classroom. The illustrations are great too.

  • Cristina
    2019-02-23 10:36

    Este libro me hizo reir... El personaje "Al contrario" era divertido. Perfecto para leer a un grupo de kinder.

  • Dee-Ann
    2019-02-26 08:25

    This was read at the library book reading session this morning and did not really grab the attention ofthe audience, which is a small class of special needs kids. I did not like the drawings much.

  • Kara Kirby
    2019-03-13 07:18

    Extraordinarily clever and delightful!

  • J
    2019-02-24 08:28

    i came across it at a sale and fell in love. the first children's book i've ever bought myself. made me laugh, and i love the illustrations.

  • Teri
    2019-02-20 07:21

    Fun read--not your typical dry book about opposites!

  • TwoDrinks
    2019-02-28 15:39

    Someone actually said to me, 'it must be good because Stephen Fry thinks it is'. I didn't think it was good. I story was ok but I probs would have enjoyed it more if I'd not been given such hype.

  • Amelia
    2019-03-02 12:13

    Delightfully ridiculous! I think my kids enjoyed this even more than me. We have read it every night for the past three nights!

  • Sam Browning
    2019-03-12 13:32

    Wonderful illustrations and a very clever story. My little boy's favourite story - much requested

  • Martha
    2019-02-23 08:31

    I thought this was a little creepy, but it did not seem to bother my two year old, who wanted to hear it over and over. Gorgeous & strange artwork.