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The Best Synonyms And Antonyms Kids Books

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Bears Are Big
Written by Douglas Florian & illustrated by Barbara Bakos
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-4

Discover animal opposites in this playful board book by award-winning author Douglas Florian. Bears are big. Bees are small. Shrews are short. Giraffes are tall. In this fun, rhyming story by award-winning author Douglas Florian, little ones can meet pairs of animals and discover how they’re different! The pairs include bears/bees, shrews/giraffes, rhinos/tigers, turtles/snails, sloths/cheetahs, eels/tree frogs, hippos/butterflies, and ravens/doves.

Opposites
Written & illustrated by Sandra Boynton
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-2

From heavy and light to wet and dry, opposites are full of fun in this Sandra Boynton classic.

Serious silliness for all ages. Artist Sandra Boynton is back and better than ever with completely redrawn versions of her multi-million selling board books. These whimsical and hilarious books, featuring nontraditional texts and her famous animal characters, have been printed on thick board pages, and are sure to educate and entertain children of all ages.

Marta! Big & Small
Written by Jen Arena & illustrated by Angela Dominguez
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

In this story that incorporates Spanish words, Marta explores the world of opposites and animals.

Stegothesaurus
Written by Bridget Heos & illustrated by T. L. McBeth
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Stegothesaurus has little in common with his fellow dinosaurs until he meets an allosaurus that seems as hungry for synonyms as he is.

Big Bear, Small Mouse
Written by Karma Wilson & illustrated by Jane Chapman
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

“A big bear and a small mouse discover all of the opposites between their animal friends”—

  • Sense & Sensibility - Observe the life and loves of the Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne, in Sense & Sensibility: A BabyLit Opposites Primer. Learn the difference between big Norland Park and little Barton Cottage, happy Mr. Willoughby and sad Colonel Brandon, while hoping that one day Elinor and Marianne will leave their single days behind them and celebrate worthy marriages.

  • Fairy Friends: An Opposites Primer - From the creators of BabyLit(R) . . . Parents and children alike will be swept away by the whimsical imaginings of Merilee Liddiard’s board book Fairy Friends: An Opposites Primer. Reaching high and low; feeling hot and cold; dressing simple or fancy: discover, play, and spark your imagination with the Fairy Friends series enchanting illustrations to lead the way. Merrilee Liddiard grew up in a splendid home filled with delightful artistic chaos and ample creativity. She spent most of her youth making things like lions out of oatmeal boxes and drawing little humans or animals and telling the tales that went along with them. She is known in the blog world for her love of kids design, toys and DIY crafts via her popular blog mermagblog.com. She has authored and illustrated the book PLAYFUL: Fun Projects to Make With + For Kids and sells many of her illustrations and designs as prints, and paper play things in her online shop.

  • London - Hello, World is an exciting board book series that pairs early learning concepts with colorful, stylish illustrations of cities around the world. London can be rainy, or it can be sunny. Some Buckingham Palace guards are big, and others are little. Explore opposites through the sights of London in this gorgeous board book!

  • My First Book of Animal Opposites - This photo-illustrated gem teaches the youngest of children about opposites using examples from the animal kingdom. Families who love nature and the world’s wild places will enjoy sharing these animal opposites.

Spot's Opposites
Written & illustrated by Eric Hill
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

In this humorous board book, each colorful scene shows a different pair of opposites from Spot’s world. From hot to cold and up to down, opposites are presented in a simple way that will help children learn and understand the important concept.

Animal Opposites
Written & illustrated by Petr Horacek
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Celebrated illustrator Petr Horácek offers a pop-up introduction to opposites with the help of a variety of creatures. Turn the pages, lift the flaps, and see animals of all shapes and sizes bring the world of opposites to life. From slow snail to fast cheetah, heavy hippo to light butterfly, smooth frog to prickly porcupine, Petr Horácek’s brightly colored pop-up animals and interactive flaps make early learning irresistible and fun.

Opposites
Written & illustrated by Courtney Dicmas
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-3

Bedtimes can be wild, especially when animal babies are involved! Sometimes messy, often chaotic and always exhausting, they offer perfect bonding opportunities - of a kind!

Hero Vs. Villain
Written by T. Nat Fuller & illustrated by Alex Eben Meyer
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-3

Hero vs. Villainis a gently irreverent book of opposites with a slight narrative that plays on the popularity of benign villains and superheroes. Their adversarial relationship makes heroes and villains the perfect stars for a book about opposites. But can sworn enemies learn to be friends?

Pocket Piggies Opposites!
Written & illustrated by Richard Austin
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-3

The Pocket Piggies are back in their third irresistible board book for babies and toddlers, this time illustrating the concept of opposites. The star residents of Pennywell Farm in Devon, England, pocket pigs are tiny enough to fit in the palm of a hand, and they love posing for the camera as much as the camera loves them. The chunky, made-for-little-hands board book format is the perfect platform for these friendly and photogenic ambassadors of cute. With bright, colorful photographs and simple text, Pocket Piggies Opposites! is a delightful way for young children to learn about opposites. There’s “Messy” (piggy splattered with paint) and “Clean” (piggy taking a bubble bath). “Cold” (piggy playing in the snow) and “Hot” (piggy building a sand castle on the beach). And more, all lovingly photographed by Richard Austin, Pennywell’s exclusive animal photographer.

  • Little Friends: Big and Small - Invites young readers to match the sentences on each page with similar sentences featuring opposing terms that appear in a corner of the book that has pages that move independently.

  • Puppy Talk - Ten playful puppies teach little ones about opposites in this cutely photographed concept book. Max the Boston terrier and his friends show the difference between near and far, awake and asleep, dry and wet, and more. Full color.

  • Nom Nom Opposites - Nom Nom Opposites gives young minds food for thought—literally! Kids who love Shopkins and Num Noms will enjoy learning their opposites with the help and encouragement of adorable picnic food characters found throughout. Even the book feels like food packaging with an acetate window on the front cover hinting at the delicious contents inside. It’s food. It’s education. It’s cute. It’s Nom Nom Knowledge!

  • Lionel and Molly: Opposites - Introducing Lionel and Molly—two best friends exploring the world around them in this touch and feel concept board book. Lionel the lion and Molly the mouse are best friends who love exploring the world together. Join them as they discover the concept of opposites by comparing themselves to each other. Lionel is big and loud, while Molly is quiet and small.

Opposites: Early Learning at the Museum
Written by Nosy Crow & illustrated by The Trustees of the British Museum
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Using amazing objects from the British Museum, this series of captivating board books encourages children to engage with early learning concepts. Inquisitive toddlers will enjoy learning their ABCs, 123s, opposites, and colors with gorgeous photographic images on every page.

Puppy Talk: Opposites
Written & illustrated by J C Coates
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Ten playful puppies want to talk about opposites!

Opposites
Written & illustrated by Katie Wilson
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

Quiet/Loud… Over/Under… Day/Night… and many more. Katie Wilson’s lovable illustrations teach little ones a variety of common and not so common opposites in this creative board book from the Montessori inspired Discovery Concepts early learning collection.

Flora and the Ostrich
Written & illustrated by Molly Idle
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Inspired by Caldecott Honor book Flora and the Flamingo, this series of board books is perfect for the very youngest Flora fans. When a new feathered friend seems so different from her, Flora discovers that opposites, in fact, attract! Featuring fold-out pages and Molly Idle’s graceful artwork, this adorable book of opposites will delight young children as they master new words and concepts.

I Say, You Say Opposites!
Written & illustrated by Tad Carpenter
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

I say “Reading!” You say, “Fun!” Explore the world of opposites with 8 lift-the-flaps. These colorful, playful books encourage interactive learning through prediction and repetition; but most importantly, they look really fun.—Dr. Robert Needlman, co-founder of Reach Out and Read and author of Dr. Spock’s Baby Basics With I Say, You Say, your little ones can: Say new words Recognize opposites Learn and play!

  • Alien Opposites - When an unruly gang of aliens visits the home of a little boy, what follows is a night of fun, mischief, and opposites. Each cleverly-illustrated page shows a host of characters big and small, whispering and shouting, silly and scary—just pull the tab and the opposite appears!

  • Opposites - Short and tall. Big and small. Long and short. Globally famous artist Larissa Honsek’s adorable clay figures help little ones identify the difference in these important concepts.

  • Opposite Things - Learn your first opposites with Little Mouse! This cute board book features a large lift-flap on every spread. Essential first concept learning for stylish families to share.

  • Crane Truck's Opposites - The construction site is full of opposites! Little construction fans will love learning early concepts by watching Crane Truck as he works from DAY to NIGHT on jobs both BIG and SMALL, with help from his friend Excavator. It’s all in a day’s work for the trucks of the bestselling Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site!

Hide Seek, Stinky Sweet: A Little Book of Opposites
Written by Kanae Sato & illustrated by Ruth Austin
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

This adorable book of feelings encourages babies and toddlers to explore the world around them with confidence and joy. The playful illustrations and key words introduce you and your little one to a shared language of empathy, connection, and emotional intelligence. A fun and gentle way to support early communication skills; ideal for sharing at playtime or story time.

• Features opposites like “give” and “take,” and “wet” and “dry,” to give your child the language to explore differences • A board book to encourage babies to explore and connect with the world around them with playfulness, confidence, and emotional intelligence • Perfect for ages 0—2 • Gifting occasions: baby shower, new baby, early birthdays

Up Hamster, Down Hamster
Written & illustrated by Kass Reich
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Following the success of her two bestselling board books Hamsters Holding Hands and This Little Hamster, Kass Reich once again presents her signature dumpling-shaped hamsters. This time, the adorable critters demonstrate various opposites, from in and out to day and night, with some unexpected surprises! A cheerful board book that is sure to produce some giggles and make learning opposites fun.

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