The Opposite Zoo by Il Sung NaThe Opposite Zoo by Il Sung Na

The Opposite Zoo

byIl Sung Na

Board Book | March 7, 2017

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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 simple text, The Opposite Zoo is a fun and lively introduction to animals and opposites.

 
Praise for Il Sung Na:
 
“Il Sung Na’s illustrative art is so joyous, so jubilantly colorful, it feels celebratory and poetic even when the story is simple and spare.” —The Boston Globe (A Book of Babies)

“[A] grand read-aloud.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred (Welcome Home, Bear)
 
"It’s the rare picture book that, upon arrival, feels as though it has been around for years already; Na’s belongs to this group.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred (A Book of Sleep)

"Vibrant [and] whimsical.” —School Library Journal, Starred (Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit)
IL SUNG NA is the author-illustrator of many books for children, including A Book of Sleep; Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit; A Book of Babies; Welcome Home, Bear; andThe Opposite Zoo. Originally from South Korea, Il Sung studied illustration at Kingston University in London and currently lives in the New York City Area To learn more about h...
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Title:The Opposite ZooFormat:Board BookDimensions:24 pages, 5.91 × 5.91 × 0.62 inPublished:March 7, 2017Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399554122

ISBN - 13:9780399554124

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Editorial Reviews

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.”