You And Me by Harriet Ziefert
We're Opposites

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At this zoo: the toucan tells the anteater 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 peers over the fence to let the penguins know that he’s tall and they’re short. Sly humor and zany visual make an important point about differences.

About Harriet Ziefert

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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.
Published April 8, 2009 by Blue Apple Books. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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While none of the animals declares, “Buy this book, not that one,” this does pack a triple punch—the concept-book format pleases parents, the illustrations and guess-ability of the opposites suit a storytime setting and children will go ape over the animals.

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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.

May 11 2009 | Read Full Review of You And Me: We're Opposites

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