Double Take! a New Look at Opposites

Susan Hood (Author) Jay Fleck (Illustrator)
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Product Details

Price
$16.98  $15.62
Publisher
Candlewick Studio
Publish Date
June 13, 2017
Pages
32
Dimensions
8.5 X 10.3 X 0.5 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780763672911

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About the Author

Susan Hood is the author of more than two hundred children's books, including Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay, illustrated by Sally Wern Comport; Leaps and Bounce and Rooting for You, both illustrated by Matthew Cordell; and Spike, the Mixed-up Monster, illustrated by Melissa Sweet. She has worked as the children's content director of Nick Jr. magazine and as an editor at Instructor magazine, Scholastic, and Sesame Workshop. Susan Hood lives with her family in coastal Connecticut.

Jay Fleck's artwork has been featured everywhere from the Gap to the front page of Society6.com. Double Take is his picture-book debut. Jay Fleck lives with his family south of Chicago.

Reviews

Hood's rhyming prose gradually builds to a scene of a wild roller coaster ride, where she asks the reader to 'do a quick double take.' Fleck's picture shows the cat tied to a helium balloon, but the cat is above and the balloon is below -- a clue that proves that the right-side-up book is now upside down. It's a satisfying highlight to a stimulating book.
--The New York Times Book Review

Readers are encouraged not to take things at first glance: an abstract composition of colored circles turns into a huge painting of a butterfly when viewed from a distance...Ideal for the thoughtful, deliberative child.
--Kirkus Reviews

The brief rhyming text sets a playful tone, which is heightened by the cartoon-style digital illustrations...the simplicity and humorous touches make this engaging, useful, and fun--a winning combination.
--Booklist Online

Through rhyming text, this unassuming picture book clearly conveys the concept of perspective ("where you are can affect what you see") and advises readers to "consider all sides" a powerful and timely message. The classic sans serif black font injects some fun into the retro-style digital illustrations. Charming details make this book a pleasure to revisit.
--School Library Journal

It's a thought-provoking book that will prompt questions for child readers about perspective and point of view.
--Kirkus Reviews (blog)