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Thursday, 14 May 2015

Review: The Odd One Out

The Odd One Out: A Spotting Book is another to add to the many wonderful books for learning numbers, the alphabet and so on. Here you will need to find the odd thing out on each page.

The book is filled with animals, laid out in different patterns. There are camels, seals, monkeys, penguins, flamingos, pandas, and others. Each page of animals has something small or seemingly insignificant to find, and they’re not all easy! The difficulty varies, with simple things like a tiny worm in a bird’s beak, and a sleeping bat. However, there are also more difficult things, like a cross-eyed lemur which took me a long time to find.

The collective nouns for animals are also worked into the text which explains what to look for. This means readers will learn that camels travel in trains, that a group of ostriches is called a wobble, and a group of butterflies is a rabble.

The Odd One Out is a book to challenge your eyes and inform your mind. The pattern repetition and colours, and the different types of challenges make it much more than your average spotting book.

Title: The Odd One Out: A Spotting Book
Author/Illustrator: Britta Teckentrup
Publisher: Big Picture Press, $19.99 RRP
Publication Date: March 2013
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781848773516
For ages: 3-8
Type: Picture book

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