A first paperback edition of this stylish and quirky picture book. Its originality makes it stand out from the crowd.
A little boy Nate, wakes up one morning to see The Opposite sitting on his ceiling. This impish creature manages to ensure that whatever Nate says, the opposite will be true. Nate tries to rectify everything as it goes wrong, but the mess in the kitchen and the classroom soon gets him into trouble. It takes some very quick thinking, and a clever twist, for Nate to be able to get rid of The Opposite once and for all!
Elena Odriozola has had over 55 book published in her native Spain. Before turning to children's illustration, she worked in advertising.
Tom Macrae is best known as a BAFTA-winning scriptwriter for television. His work has been shown on both Channel 4 and BBC, including two episodes for the new BBC series of Doctor Who
. This is his first children's book.
is the absolute model of what a children's book should be: funny, original, simple and charming . . . All the hallmarks of a classic in fact.,The hugely imaginative story is well matched by Elena Odriozola's expressive illustrations.,Marvellous...Elena Odriozola's drawings are precise, elegant and offbeat.,The Opposite
has the kind of quirky, upside-down logic that fascinates three to five year olds.,Odriozola's elegant illustrations are arrestingly odd, just right for this strange, wonderful tale.,The Opposite
is a delightfully ingenious picture book.,Its sheer originality induces the pleasant goosebumpy feeling you get around something special.,A great idea for a story, and children of three and over, as well as adults, will enjoy reading it again and again.,Very clever and very funny.,Striking illustrations . . . a quirky and imaginative tale.,Quirky, fun and very offbeat, this is a beautifully illustrated children's picture book,Terrific.,Elena Odriozola's stylish illustrations have a striking comic quirkiness.,an interestingly different book,Funny and intriguing,The Opposite is a funny and intriguing story that will delight the more speculative of children.,A refreshingly imaginative version of an alter ego