Synopses & Reviews
"The team behind The Umbrella (2011) explores antonyms in busy scenes featuring a large cast of lively and personable animals. The only text that appears is the contrasting words: 'Up' and 'Down,' 'Big' and 'Small,' etc. In a spread divided by cold and hot, a turtle slides down an igloo on its shell, raccoons have a snowball fight, and pigs and alligators huddle to keep warm. The animals on the opposing page, meanwhile, perspire under a blazing sun in view of a spitting volcano. Mischief abounds, and children will enjoy seeing the animals' mini-dramas, love stories, and adventures unfold. Ages 4 up." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About The Umbrella
". . . a marvelous treat for the senses; masterful drafting and splendid color make every spread worth lingering over."--Publishers Weekly
" The paintings excel at showing the different landscapes and depicting movement. What a great journey!"--School Library Journal
A USBBY Outstanding International Book for Young People
From the first moment of seeing the terrier in The Umbrella, it was clear that the Schuberts have a knack for capturing expressive animals. In Opposites, the Schuberts have a blast as they present contrasts far beyond big and small. Best of all, the Schuberts let their imaginations fly as high as a crocodile--or perhaps flying crocodiles only happen in Schubert books? A multitude of details will ensure requests for repeat readings.
Ingrid (1953) and Dieter (1947) Schubert were born in Germany. After the Academy of Design in Münster and the Academy of Art in Düsseldorf, they went to the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Their books for children are available in 21 languages and their work has been exhibited all over the world.
About the Author
Amsterdam (The Netherlands)