The Opposite Zoo (Hardcover)

By Il Sung Na

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780553511277, 24pp.

Publication Date: March 8, 2016



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