Elephant Elements is a must have book for any parent teaching their child opposites. It was actually the first book I ever bought my first child (when he was but a mere tiny dot in my stomach). I fell in love with it when I saw it in Daunt Books in Hampstead but it has really only come into its own in the last few months, since my son turned 3 and is able to understand it better.
What I love about this book is it goes much further then your normal book on opposites — yes you have your ‘big & small’, ‘long & short’ and ‘top & bottom’ but you also have the unconventional ‘visible & invisible’, ‘solid & liquid’ & ‘broken & mended’ — and the book always uses an elephant to illustrate them! It is very, very funny and imaginative and appeals as much to adults as to children (beware of the rotten elephant though – urghhhhh!).
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I am curious: visible vs. invisible, it sounds good!
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