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Title:
The odd one out : a spotting book
Author:
Teckentrup, Britta, author, illustrator.
Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
Somerville, Massachusetts : Big Picture Press, an imprint of Candlewick Press, 2014.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
Which bird has caught the worm? Where is the queasy monkey? And can you spot the scaredy-cat? Never has a search-and-find game been so pleasing to the eye. Each spread features fun rhyming couplets, beautiful and complexly patterned artwork, and a hidden surprise.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780763671273
Format :
Book

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Which bird has caught the worm? Where is the queasy monkey? And can you spot the scaredy-cat? Never has a search-and-find game been so pleasing to the eye. Each spread features fun rhyming couplets, beautiful and complexly patterned artwork, and a hidden surprise. A stylish title from the talented Britta Teckentrup, presented in an elegant format.


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Booklist Review

Page after page of flying, jumping, marching, parading, and moseying animals challenge readers to spot the one among them doing something ever-so-slightly different than the others. Somewhere between all the double-humped camels is a cousin with a single hump. One of the monkeys leaping by has taken a fall and wound up with an arm and a knee wrapped in bandages. A lone caterpillar admires the gorgeous rainbow array of butterflies streaking past. Accompanying each illustration, packed end to end with friendly animals, is a short rhyming verse that tells you who to look for, and each picture has its own tone-defining color scheme and design concept, keeping the experience fresh with each turn of the page. Little eyes will be very eager to spot each hidden figure and will find an appropriate level of challenge doing it (except, perhaps, when they have to gaze into 1,000 hypnotic pairs of lemur eyes). Whether they're sharing this in one-on-one reading time or as a fun group activity, young animal lovers will be fully engaged.--Karp, Jesse Copyright 2014 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Teckentrup, creator of hide-and-seek books like Animal 123 and Animal Spots and Stripes, asks readers to scan pleasingly patterned images for an "odd one out." More than 50 pandas tumble across a page, for instance, all but one clutching a stick: "In among all of/ this hullaballoo,/ which panda has lost/ its shoot of bamboo?" Identically posed two-hump camels stand in five measured rows: "Can you see a camel/ with just one bump?" Teckentrup's mod block-print graphics, reminiscent of Laura Ljungkvist's stylized work, present dizzying crowds of creatures-seals, lemurs, penguins, and butterflies among them. If the pictures are altogether charming, inconsistent verb agreement mars the poems; although "A large group of tortoises/ passes on by" and "a cloud of bats/ comes out looking for fun," a "dazzling shoal of fish/ under the sea/ are keeping a secret" and "A cartload of monkeys/ spin around and around." Readers will solve some puzzles handily, while other games pose a comparative challenge, making these visuals compelling through several rounds of play. Ages 2-5. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-A fun seek-and-find book featuring animals of all kinds. The mixed-media illustrations are reminiscent of the illustrator's Animal 123 and Animal Spots and Stripes (both Chronicle, 2012). Each tessellation has one variant for readers to find: a turtle in his shell, a bird with a worm. Each puzzle is challenging but not to the point of frustration. The brief rhyming text is well paced, making it easy to read aloud, though this will be a one-on-one share rather than a group read. There are many picture puzzle books available, but this one stands apart because of its whimsical illustrations and well-written rhyming clues.-Laura Stanfield, Campbell County Public Library, Ft. Thomas, KY (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.