Book Review “Animal Opposites” by Petr Horacek

Author/Illustrator: Petr Horacek
Age Range: 3 – 7 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 2
Hardcover: 20 pages
Publisher: Candlewick
Release Date: August 6, 2013

Our Score: 4 out of 5 stars

What kid doesn’t love animals? My daughter is only 16 months yet she can name at least two dozen animals and on top of that give the sound that each of them makes. This book contrasts 20 different animals with the use of flaps, pop-ups, and turn the page design. Kids can find out the opposite side of these animals all shapes and sizes.

Ranging from a slow snail to fast cheetah, a heavy hippo to light butterfly, a smooth frog to prickly porcupine, those are just some of the examples given to teach contrast to kids. Author Petr Horácek also did the illustration to this brightly colored pop-up book and it makes this book a real visual treat. It also makes it very interactive as well with the flaps, pop-ups etc. I recommend this for not only fun but also learning value.