The Opposite Zoo (Hardcover)

By Il Sung Na

Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780553511277, 24pp.

Publication Date: March 8, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Board book (3/7/2017)
Hardcover (3/8/2016)

List Price: 16.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

From the creator of A Book of Sleep and A Book of Babies comes a beautiful new book of animals—and opposites!
 
The sky is dark and the Opposite Zoo is CLOSED. But the monkey's cage is OPEN! Time to explore. . .
 
Follow the monkey as he visits all the animals in the zoo: fast and slow, big and small, noisy and quiet, soft and prickly! Filled with energetic illustrations, friendly animals, and a clear, simple text—all wrapped up in a gorgeous package—The Opposite Zoo is a fun and lively introduction to animals and opposites for the youngest picture-book audience.


"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 Book Review


About the Author

Originally from Korea, Il Sung Na studied illustration at Kingston University in London and currently lives in the U.S. A Book of Sleep was his first picture book, followed by The Thingamabob; Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit; Hide & Seek; A Book of Babies; and Welcome Home, Bear. To learn more about Il Sung Na and his work, please visit IlSungNa.com


Praise For The Opposite Zoo

The New York Times Book Review
"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."

Shelf Awareness

“A dazzling concept book for preschoolers. . . . Two monkey thumbs up.”
 
Mashable
“In his new book The Opposite Zoo, artist and children's book writer Il Sung Na delivers a beautiful lesson in contrast and contradictions.”
 
Kirkus Reviews
“A beautiful treatment of a familiar subject that repays close looking again and again.”
 
School Library Journal
“Na’s winsome illustrations make this title a delightful take on animal opposites.”
 
Booklist
“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.”