In this article, we’ll discuss different types of opposites books, as well as some examples. These books include Big and Little: A Book of Opposites, by Sandra Boynton, and Mo Willems’s Dinosaur Roar!. If you’re a parent looking for a fun book for your child, check out Dinosaur Roar! by Karma Wilson. These books are not only adorable, but they’re also safe for little hands.
Sandra Boynton’s opposites book
This enchanting picture book from Sandra Boynton explores the concept of opposites through re-drawn versions of familiar animal characters. This book for preschoolers takes an unconventional approach to teaching opposites, with pictures and simple text that are easy for young readers to understand. A sweet photograph of a young child accompanies each page, and the text includes an explanation of each animal’s opposite.
The book starts with the hippopotami gathering in increasing numerical order, and ends with the hippo’s departure. After a night of dancing, the hippopotami begin to leave. The group is led by helicopters and horse-drawn carriages, but the lone hippo is left behind. The hippo has to go it alone, but luckily, he has made friends with his new neighbors.
Mo Willems’s opposites book
With his trademark cartoony characters and unique style, Mo Willems has created another wonderful book for preschoolers: Opposites Abstract. Inspired by Willems’ tenure as Education Artist-in-Residence at the Kennedy Center, this book will appeal to children of all ages. The abstract illustrations and simple language make this a delightful book for young children. While children will enjoy the book regardless of age, it’s best suited for those learning about art.
The book is packed with colorful artwork, inviting toddlers to investigate the fundamentals of opposites. Using high-contrast acrylic paintings, Mo Willems explores concepts of hard and soft in a way that is both accessible and fun. It’s a fun way to start a conversation about art and create an appreciation for art. Even if your child is only two years old, reading this book will foster a love of art.
Karma Wilson’s opposites book
In Karma Wilson’s bear series, a rhyming book, Big Bear on a Cold Night, your child will discover the differences between animals and enjoy the cozy warmth of Big Bear’s warm lair at the end of the book. The refrains of “Big Bear!” will have your preschooler singing along with delight. This preschool-level book also includes rhyming and repetition to help your child understand the importance of opposites.
The art style of this board book is simple and elegant, and the text is easy for young children to understand. It features lovely pictures of animals, which will captivate your preschooler’s attention. The sweet stories are filled with rhyme and bright pictures, and they will love the engaging illustrations. Alternatively, you can buy used copies of this book at your local bookstore or library. Whatever you choose, you’ll be glad you did!
Suzi Eszterhas’s opposites book
One of the first lessons you can teach your preschooler is opposites. These ideas are everywhere: opposites are thick and thin, big and small, hot and cold, and many more. Suzi Eszterhas’s book explores opposites with cute illustrations. Other favorites are Some Dinosaurs Are Small by Charlotte Voake and Big and Little by Suzi Eszterhas.
For a truly unique take on the concept of opposites, try Panda Opposites by Suzi Eszterhas. Its simple text, paired with illustrative photographs, allows even the youngest child to grasp the concept of opposites. While there is no story in this book, the photos are clear and easy to understand. And since it’s meant for preschoolers, there’s a bonus: it’s a gift for a child who loves animals.