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What's Up, Duck? A Book of Opposites

What's Up, Duck? A Book of Opposites

Tad Hills
Board Book  Series
For infants to age 3
Random House, 2008   ISBN: 978-0375847387

Duck and Goose are very different, but they are good friends nevertheless. They understand that sometimes figuring out opposites can be a bit confusing. Which is up and which is down. Hmmmm. If you are making a lot of noise does that mean that you are being loud or that you are being soft? How do you remember which word goes with which thing or action?

Thankfully, Duck and Goose are here to help. In this cunning, and often very sweet little book, children will be able to see – with the help of Duck, Goose and their friends – what the difference is between front and back, loud and quiet, happy and sad, and six other opposites pairs. Often the pictures are funny, which will help the concepts stick with young readers.

With wonderful illustrations and a minimal text, this is an excellent board book to share with a young child who is trying to learn his or her opposites.