Na, Il Sung. The Opposite Zoo. Knopf. 2016. $16.99. 32p. 9780553511277. Ages 2-5. P9Q9
Rich in vibrant color, Na introduces little readers to animal appearances and traits as well as adjectives through the concept of opposites. After a zoo closes, a monkey invites readers to explore his world, an adventure showing such pairs as a sleeping panda and an awake owl. Known for A Book of Sleep and Little Owl’s Night, Na has outdone himself in the charm and humor using loser watercolors than earlier books as he guides readers through a place that most can experience only through books.
April 2016 review by Nel Ward.