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Sam's opposites
Got, Yves.
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Uniform Title:
Contraires de Didou. English
Publication Information:
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2003]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 17 cm
Sam the bunny rabbit introduces such pairs of opposites as dirty/clean, high/low, whole/broken and angry/calm.
General Note:
"Originally published in France in 2002 by Albin Michel Jeunesse under the title Le contraires de Didou"--P. opposite t.p.
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PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Little Books

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Following the success of Sam's First Word Book , this new colorful collection of words and images featuring the adorable Sam, introduces children to the important preschool concept of opposites. The 28 pairs of opposites include hello/good-bye, serious/silly, hot/cold and many more. Young children will agree that Sam makes opposites fun!

Author Notes

Yves Got has illustrated many books for children. He lives in France.

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

In Sam's Opposites by Yves Got the playful bunny with a thick black outline contrasts happy/sad, big/small, wet/dry and more, in an appealing padded paper-over-board format. Sam's Busy Day, also by Got, is a compact boxed set of four hand-size board books with rounded corners, about everyday things in Sam's world: Sam's Room; Sam's Clothes; Sam Goes to the Store; and Sam Goes to the Park. Bright, bold pictures and one or two words per page encourage toddlers to identify familiar objects and build vocabulary. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-In this gem of a picture book, the lovable bunny from Sam's First Word Book (2000), Where's Sam? (2003, both Chronicle), etc., is back to introduce children to 28 pairs of opposites, including "Serious/Silly" and "Careful/Clumsy." Got uses simple objects outlined with thick, black borders to create the comical illustrations that add the finishing touch to this vocabulary-enriched book. Such everyday items as a teddy bear, book, and bottle are portrayed, along with elephants, a lion, and a polar bear. Set against backgrounds of china white, sunny yellow, baby blue, and other bold and pastel colors, Sam bangs out musical notes from a cherry-red pot ("Noisy") and watches a goldfish in a bowl ("Quiet"), sweats in bed underneath a blanket patterned with multicolored cars ("Sick"), and roller-skates in shorts and a pullover ("Well"). This celebration of opposites is too good to miss.-Olga R. Kuharets, Broward County Libraries, Fort Lauderdale, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.