EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE by Tana Hoban

EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Again selecting an intriguing variety of subjects from city and country--and presenting both animate and inanimate objects with a delightful use of color--this fine photographer pairs uncaptioned images that explore the concept of opposites. Sometimes the ideas are simple: the same gate, open or shut, though even this pair extends an idea from the previous page--an open and closed hand that also represent left and right. Some of the multiple ideas are subtle enough to provoke discussion: Is a swimming duck the opposite of a diving duck? Or is this pair merely a reiteration of the head/tail pairing already introduced with two views of a sheep? Beautiful, elegantly composed, nourishing to eye and mind.
Pub Date: Sept. 24th, 1991
ISBN: 0-688-08861-9
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Greenwillow
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 2000




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