"HOT, COLD, SHY, BOLD: Looking at Opposites" by Pamela Harris

"HOT, COLD, SHY, BOLD: Looking at Opposites"

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A concept book in photographs that holds nothing new for those familiar with Tana Hoban's or Margaret Miller's work. Appearing on most spreads are two full-color photographs showing opposite concepts: First, a boy with a soccer ball, his hair dampened with sweat, next to a girl wearing a snowy winter hat. Thus ""a hot face a cold face a shy face a bold face"" or one rhyming stanza is evoked in four photographs and two spreads. Among the other opposites covered are old and new, cross and glad, shady and sunny, and wet and dry. The pictures are clear and engaging, showing children of various races, as well as some adults. One picture that spans an entire spread--of two girls facing each other--is spoiled because the book's binding falls at a crucial area of the photograph; it shows that their ""how-do-you-do"" faces are aimed not at each other, but at the buggy occupant of a jar.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1998
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: "Kids Can Press (85 River Rock Dr., Buffalo, NY 14207)"