From the creators of Animachines, a playful way for kids to learn actions, animals, and opposites.
Opposites are everywhere in our world. A day at the park will reveal busy kids and active animals doing opposite actions. There, on the slide: Sam goes up as Hiroko zips down. And there, in the tree: one squirrel climbs up and another scurries down. Not far away, Daddy is quiet but Simon is LOUD, while a mother bird is silent as she feeds her chirping babies.
In Kids Do, Animals Too ten pairs explain opposites to young children. Each pair features people and a different animal, including:
- fast, slow -- dogs
- in, out -- mice
- up, down -- squirrels
- on, off -- frogs
- ahead, behind -- ants
- quiet, loud -- birds
- under, over -- spiders
- wet, dry -- ducks
- toward, away -- butterflies
- asleep, awake -- squirrels, bats
The softly colored artwork features familiar park settings, and includes look-and-find details that cleverly connect each active scene. Meanwhile, the aptly crafted language keeps the action moving and the learning fun.close this panel
Debora Pearson is the author of more than a dozen critically acclaimed children's books. She lives in Toronto.
Nora Hilb is the award-winning illustrator of dozens of children's books in her native Argentina and around the world. This is her third book with Debora Pearson.close this panel
The coloured illustrations by Nora Hilb are light and bright, with simple shapes on uncluttered backgrounds. The cast of characters is a multicultural one, and there are lots of interesting small details like bugs and playground signs to be spotted and talked about. This is not an essential purchase, but it would be useful in a preschool or kindergarten classroom, or in a public library's picture book collection. Recommended.