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Introducing TouchThinkLearn books, the new format which redefines the very young concept book market. They're an ingeniously simple and tactile way of communicating core concepts, allowing the youngest readers to actively explore knowledge in a hands-on, multi-dimensional way. Just seeing the cover, with its powerful combination of die-cuts and raised, shaped elements, readers will know they're in for a very special treat: a book to be experienced on many levels, and conveying 3D visual excitement without the fragility associated with such novelty formats as pop-ups or lift-the-flaps. And best of all, these titles celebrate the very physicality of the book and the experience of actually holding the book and tracing its shapes with a finger. Opposites is the ideal subject for the TouchThinkLearn format: the raised die-cuts of the left-hand page 'reflected' in the depressed cut-outs of the right. Whether it's the moon rising out of the night of one page and the sun setting in the day of the next; or a little polar bear emerging into the white arctic snow and a tiny mouse disappearing down a black hole, Opposites offers shape and reality to give early learning new dimension.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Board book | 20 pages
  • 177.8 x 180.34 x 27.94mm | 635.03g
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • Full-colour illustrations throughout
  • 145211725X
  • 9781452117256
  • 4,938

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"Will lead youngsters to notice their world more closely and also to affirm their observations."--Jenny Brown, Twenty by Jenny "A visual delight."--ReaderTotz "At the top of my gift list for anyone who is having a baby."--Mother-Daughter Book Club "Deneux has a way of using color and subject "caged" and "free" to make the ideas more interesting and pretty. Love. "--PoppyHaus "Fun for fingers, eyes, and minds."--Publishers Weekly, starred review "The pages feel like works of art or interactive sculpture, designed to encourage kids to engage with the books in a multi-sensory way."--Cool Mom Picks "[A] mix of graphic simplicity and tactile innovative format."-- Kirkus Reviews "Visual and tactile elegance that will appeal to eyes and hands."--The New York Times "There's a new kind of board book in town!"--Coquette Maman "It's rare for me to get excited about a board book, but when I see something special it's very fun."--Cindy Dobrez, Bookends: A Booklist Blog "I have not been surprised by a book's design in quite awhile. Then I opened up these books by Xavier Deneux."--Apartment Therapy " I just can't get enough of the adorable TouchThinkLearn series."--Breezy Mama "The next big thing for early learners>"--Daily Candy Kids "An irresistible, actually a ground-breaking book for babies and toddlers."--Boston Globe "Hugely successful in encouraging playful, hands-on exploration."-The Horn Book "Will teach your small tot the ins and outs of opposites."-- Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine "Charming!"-Real Simple
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About Xavier Deneux

Xavier Deneux studied at the Paris Art School. He has worked as a graphic artist, creating posters and decorations for various industries, and has illustrated over twenty children's books, including the popular My Animals in the US. He lives and works in Paris.
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93 ratings
4.23 out of 5 stars
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4 32% (30)
3 12% (11)
2 5% (5)
1 1% (1)
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