Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Undercover: One of These Things Is Almost Like the Others


Undercover: One of These Things Is Almost Like the Others
By Bastien Contraire
Phaidon Press, 2016. Picture book.

This is a wordless book of eye-catching pink and green stencil art, with each page showing a collection of similar objects and one not-so-similar object. Some of the odd-one-outs are easy to spot (teapot amidst ducks, chick, and turkeys), and some are trickier to find.

Young children will enjoy poring over the bright images, naming objects they know and learning to distinguish differences in shapes and functions. When I gave this book to older kids and teens, they immediately turned it into an intense competition to see who could spot the outlier on each page the fastest.

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