Title: Nom Nom: Opposites
Author & Illustrator: Forrest Everett
“Let’s all learn the opposites!
It’s tasty, and it’s fun.
With picnic friends and food for thought,
We’ll learn them one by one.
Forrest Everett rhymes in his children’s book, Nom Nom: Opposites.
~ What ~
The third book in the Nom Nom Knowledge series, this twenty-page board book targets children two to four years old. With a transparent window on the front cover and rounded corners, its theme is about opposites in food.
Using picnic edibles, the book compares hot with cold, big versus small, in and out, empty or full, sweet or sour, and many or few. The colorful pictures are simplistic with eyes incorporated on the items and occasional sidebars of silly puns and clever comments.
~ Why ~
I like that this book focuses only on food and how there are different aspects and characters that are pointed out. For example, the “empty” page has a strawberry jam jar, smoothie, and ketchup bottle that are almost empty against a bright yellow background with the condiment winking and saying, “Looking good over there.” The opposite page of “full” items show a glass of punch with mustard and pickle containers with the yellow additive stating, “Coming from you, that’s an empty condiment.”
~ Why Not ~
The book contains many multi-syllable words that may frustrate beginner readers, but it also is a way to learn new words while looking at pictures.
~ Wish ~
Although this is part of a series, I found the illustrations are rudimentary and think it would be better if there were photographs of the items instead. I hope more books are added to the series that is focused on food.
~ Want ~
If your child loves Shopkins and Num Noms, this would be a nice addition to the collection.
Thanks to Familius and the author for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.
This book can be purchased at https://amzn.to/2UAMbJy