The Hueys: What’s the Opposite

Oliver Jeffers. Philomel, $17.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-399-25770-4
As he did in 2014’s None the Number, Jeffers uses his bean-shaped Hueys for more concretely instructive aims in this playful exploration of basic opposites including up/down, big/small, and happy/sad. Ample visual humor brings entertainment value to the learning—sawing down a tree is one way to get a stuck cat from “high” to “low,” and three pages follow the shifting fortunes of an “unlucky” Huey stranded on a hot desert island; an oscillating fan washes up, a “lucky” break, until the Huey notices the lack of electrical outlets. A board book edition is available simultaneously, befitting the concept-driven nature of this story. Ages 3–5. Agent: Paul Moreton, Bell, Lomax, Moreton Agency. (Jan.)
Reviewed on: 11/02/2015
Release date: 01/12/2016
Genre: Children's
Board Books - 24 pages - 978-0-399-17561-9
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