You and Me: We're Opposites

Harriet Ziefert, Author, Ethan Long, Illustrator , illus. by Ethan Long. Blue Apple $12.99 (0p) ISBN 978-1-934706-48-0

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)

Reviewed on: 05/11/2009
Release date: 04/01/2009
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