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Big Bug, Little Bug: A Book of Opposites
by Paul Stickland
Artistic renderings of different kinds of bugs illustrate opposites. A large pop-up completes the story. 
Big Fish, Little Fish
by Edward Heck
Big Fish is big, and Little Fish is little. Big Fish wants to catch Little Fish, but Little Fish is very crafty. Big Fish had better watch out! 
Black? White! Day? Night!: A Book of Opposites
by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Through a series of ingenious die-cut pages, the reader discovers things that are the opposite of what they seem: A black bat transformed into a white ghost, a sunny day that becomes a starry night. 
Build It Up and Knock It Down
by Tom Hunter
With finger-snapping, toe-tapping rhythm and entertaining artwork, Hunter and Yang introduce opposites in an accessible and enjoyable way. 
Circus Opposites
by Suse MacDonald
In this innovative book from a Caldecott Honor illustrator, readers of all ages will enjoy eye-catching cut-paper artwork that conveys the concept of opposites. Includes flaps, pull-tabs, or wheels on each spread. 
Dinosaur Opposites
by Paul Stickland
Colorful dinosaurs help you learn opposites. 
Exactly The Opposite
by Tana Hoban
Open or close, front or back, empty or full? Take a look at opposites you might notice walking city streets, biking by the sea, or even relaxing in your own backyard, and decide for yourself. 
A High, Low, Near, Far, Loud, Quiet Story
by Nina Crews
A big dog, a tiny ant. Bumpy tree bark, smooth glass marbles. A cheerful shout, a good-night whisper. From morning to night, a child's day is filled with opposites, and Nina Crews's jubilant full-color photographs of a day in the life of two busy, urban siblings will prove it. 
Hockey Opposites
by Yvette Ghione
Popular artist and best-selling illustrator Per-Henrik Gurth puts his winning team of lovable animals into play to demostrate a wide range of opposites, including home/away, behind/ahead, win/loss, and many more. 
How Big Is A Pig?
by Stella Blackstone
Follow the trail of animal opposites through the farmyard as it leads you to the biggest pig of all. 
Maisy Big, Maisy Small
by Lucy Cousins
Get the whole new perspective on Maisy! She's fast, she's slow, she's messy, she's clean in this kaleidoscopic concept book. 
Mimi's Book Of Opposites
by Emma Chichester Clark
Mimi and her brother learn opposites from high and low to yes and no. 
Octopus Opposites
by Stella Blackstone
Empty, full; push, pull; young, old; hot, cold! The creatures in this vibrant book range from friendly elephants to exotic kookaburras, each with a pair of opposites to share. 
Olivia's Opposites
by Ian Falconer
She's up, she's down, she's plain, she's fancy. Children are invited to keep up with busy Olivia as she changes her mind about everything in this spirited book about opposites. 
Quiet Bear, Noisy Bear
by Basia Bogdanowicz
Basia Bogdanowicz's charming, funny bear introduces young readers to opposites. Oversize flaps provide a surprise in every picture and are easy for little hands to open. 
Skippyjon Jones Up & Down
by Judith Schachner
As always, Skippyjon invites readers to join in the magic that comes of a playful imagination. Little ones will learn all the ins and outs with Skippyjon Jones. He goes up and down, back and forth, and over and under. 
Too Big, Too Small, Just Right
by Frances Minters
What's too big? What's too small? Who's too short? Who's too tall? Find out along with two energetic rabbits and their new mouse pal in this sweet, funny book about opposites, friendship, and the things in life that are just right. 
What's Up, Duck? A Book of Opposites
by Tad Hills
Little siblings of Duck and Goose fans rejoice! The stars of the bestselling Duck & Goose and Duck, Duck, Goose return in this board book for preschoolers, this time, to introduce basic opposites. 
You and Me: We're Opposites
by Harriet Ziefert
Simple text reveals differences between zoo animals, from their behavior to their coloring. 
This is just a sample of some of the great books in our collection. Ask a librarian for more suggestions!
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