Publication Date: 5/1/2006
Page Count: 32
Size: 9″ x 10-5/8″
Age Range: 4 – 8
F&P: GRL L, Gr 2, Genre F
Themes: Opposites, School
“A wonderfully offbeat tale.” ―The Washington Post
“The Opposite is the absolute model of what a children’s book should be: funny, original, simple and charming. But it offers something you won’t find in the average children’s book-all the giggly joys of paradox and inversion. Children will want to come back to it time and time again to work out all the wonderful implications of opposition, while parents won’t mind reading it out every night of the week. Besides all these virtues it is also boldly and brilliantly illustrated. All the hallmarks of a classic in fact.” ―Stephen Fry
“This book would make an interesting choice for storytime or a discussion of opposites.” ―Shoals News
Parents’ Choice Silver Honor ―Parents’ Choice Foundation, 2006
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Meet the Author
Tom MacRae is a writer for television, and the author of The Opposite. He lives in England.
Meet the Illustrator
Elena Odriozola is a highly acclaimed illustrator who has published over fifty books, including The Story Blanket,The Opposite, and Vegetable Glue, which was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Award. She lives in Spain.