SNAP by Jonathan Litton


A Peek-through Book of Opposites
From the "My Little World" series
by ; illustrated by
Age Range: 2 - 4
Email this review


Various animals take turns leading readers in a game of finding shapes that match.

Bright, bold images of animals accompany rhyming couplets. For example: “Dolphin dives into the sea / and spots a spinning star. / Now try to find another one. / Look closely. It’s not far!” The illustrations feature a dolphin and starfish on the left and an assortment of sea creatures with different shapes for the bodies, including a die-cut star, on the right. These cutouts neatly serve to reinforce the concepts being presented. The “Peek-through” device is not nearly so successful in companion title Tall and Short, which illustrates some basic opposites such as big/small, fast/slow and hot/cold: “Giraffe is tall,” and “Dog is short,” for example, or “Elephants are trumpeting: young and old.” The images are appealing, and they successfully convey the concepts presented. However, here the die cuts are a distraction at best and confusing at worst, since the cutouts are apparently arbitrary shapes and colors, entirely unrelated to the concepts presented.

While this title is a strong choice for learning about shapes, there are better options for opposites than its companion. (Board book. 2-4)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-58925-566-6
Page count: 16pp
Publisher: Tiger Tales
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1st, 2015


ChildrenTHE EARTH BOOK by Jonathan Litton
by Jonathan Litton
ChildrenNOISY NOISY DIGGER by Jonathan Litton
by Jonathan Litton
ChildrenHELLO WORLD by Jonathan Litton
by Jonathan Litton


ChildrenNOISY NOISY DIGGER by Jonathan Litton
by Jonathan Litton
ChildrenTOUCH-AND-FEEL FIRST WORDS by Libby Walden
by Libby Walden
ChildrenBEDTIME by Frankie Jones
by Frankie Jones