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You and Me: We're Oppositesby Harriet Ziefert
Synopses & Reviews
At this zoo: the toucan tells the anteater which one of them is up and which is down. The flamingo thinks shes nice . . . and that the gorilla is grouchy. And the giraffe peers over the fence to let the penguins know that hes tall and theyre short. Sly humor and zany visual make an important point about differences.
"This fun book offers a lesson on opposites: 'I'm nice,' says a cheery pink flamingo to a somber-looking blue gorilla, adding, 'You're grouchy.' Elsewhere, a green alligator balances on a floating log ('I'm on. You're off,' he explains to a nearby buzzing bee) and a giraffe leans over a cluster of penguins ('I'm tall. You're short').The opinionated animals, who come across as (surprisingly likable) know-it-alls as they shout at their companions, finally go to sleep. 'I'm awake. They're asleep. Whew!' says the zookeeper. Ages 4 — 8. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
In this lighthearted opposites book, the toucan wants to let the anteater know which one of them is up and which is down. The flamingo thinks she's nice . . . and that the gorilla is grouchy. And the giraffe is peering over the fence to let the penguins know he's tall and they're short.
Ethan Long's novelty books Tickle the Duck and Stop Kissing Me are smash hits, and he brings a sly humor and creativity to his first book with Blue Apple.
About the Author
Harriet Ziefert is the author of over 200 books for young readers. The mother of two and grandmother of four, she lives in South Orange, New Jersey.
Ethan Long grew up in Pennsylvania and attended the Ringling School of Art and Design. His work has been included in Society of Illustrators shows in both Los Angeles and New York. Ethan lives in Orlando, Florida, with his wife, three children, dog, cat, and hermit crab, none of whom laugh at his jokes.
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