|One of these is not like the others|
Author: Saltzberg, Barney
Points out the differences between subjects and celebrates them.
Kirkus Reviews (01/15/20)
School Library Journal (02/01/20)
The Hornbook (00/03/20)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 02/01/2020 PreS-Gr 1—Using amusing illustrations and simple couplets, Saltzberg celebrates differences. Each line gets its own two-page spread, and each couplet begins with the line, "One of these is not like the others." and is paired with an illustration of four critters in which one is different: three cows and an elephant; three pigs and a wolf; three bunnies and a bicycle; and so on. The following page finishes the couplet, "But we can still be friends." The matching illustration shows the four characters interacting or having an adventure. It is fitting that there is one couplet that's not like the others, in which a pielike creature eats the pies it's paired with: "And the other three were delicious." The final couplet declares "Some of us are a little different. And that's the way we like it!" as all the critters featured in the book joyously dance amid falling confetti. The generous use of white space lets the humorous cartoon illustrations really pop. VERDICT The title essentially tells you everything you need to know about this book. Purchase as needed.—Catherine Callegari, Gay-Kimball Library, Troy, NH - Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 02/15/2020 Did you think all black-and-white animals lived in the South Pole? Three penguins and a panda grace the cover of this humorous concept book, which explores the notion of same and different. Digitally created illustrations challenge readers to spy which “one of these is not like the others.” An elephant with three cows? They all get along just fine, shaking trunk to tail happily. Sometimes natural enemies join up, as when three pigs and a wolf form a rock band. Three bug-eyed snails and an alien fly through space together, and a trio of tan cowboy hats adorn the head of a fish. The mounting inventiveness of each new foursome increases the hilarity, and when the final “monster” eats the other cupcakes, it inspires a wow of surprise. A reprise on the last pages shows all the animals and objects getting along famously under a shower of confetti. Abundant white space highlights each comic cartoonlike character and object, bringing out their unique attributes. A perfect read-aloud that celebrates the joy of embracing differences. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.