Stop, Go, Yes, No!: A Story of Opposites

illus. by Mike Twohy. 32p. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray. Aug. 2018. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780062469335.
PreS-Gr 1—In this lighthearted offering, Geisel Honor winner Twohy uses a dog and cat to demonstrate opposites. There is a single word of text on most pages. Expressive and humorous cartoon illustrations clearly provide context on what each word means. For example, with the word wet, the illustration shows the dog giving the cat a sloppy kiss. For the word dry, the illustrations show the cat drying itself off with the curtain. The art lends itself to discussion because of its silliness. The dog is happy and goofy and the cat is definitely serious. Drawings are mainly in yellow, green, blue, and gray, making it a very clean presentation. This would work well in a preschool storytime.
VERDICT This is a useful and fun title for teaching opposites. It can be used in a group setting and will also appeal to families.

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