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Alone Together

Written by Clayton Junior

Illustrated by Clayton Junior

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Alone Together Review

Books for Babies and Toddlers Featured Books for 3+ readers First Concepts

A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2018

There are many books of opposites, none like this. Opposites – big, small; messy, tidy; loud, quiet – are illustrated via vivid, stylish depictions of animals. A giraffe for example is high – so high there’s simply not room to depict neck or head, while on the opposite page a brightly coloured snake slithers through the grass to illustrate low. Some concepts are startling in their vocabulary – a peacock, tail outspread, is ‘fancy’ while a crow on the facing page is ‘sober’. Each picture tells a story too, the tiger up close licking its lips while three antelope - ‘far’ - tear off into the distance on the opposite page. A book that combines learning and discovery, words and pictures working together perfectly. ~ Andrea Reece

A beautiful wordless book of opposites which will inspire young readers to think and imagine. In stylishly illustrations set onto an empty background a fancy peacock is contrasted with a sober blackbird, a big elephant with a small mouse, a slow tortoise with a fast cheetah and a stripy bee with a spotty ladybird. stimulating to look at and fun to talk about.  ~ Julia Eccleshare

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Alone Together Synopsis

Looking at opposites and contrasts through unusual and humorous examples in the animal world, this stylishly designed picture book is a great introduction to a key early years concept. Its bold, colourful illustrations are perfect for parents and young children to explore together and to pour over time and again, sparking conversation about every day contrasts and opposites.

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781910277546
Publication date: 22/02/2018
Publisher: words & pictures an imprint of Aurum Press
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781784936273
Publication date: 21/09/2016
Publisher: QED Publishing
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781910277546
Publication date: 22nd February 2018
Author: Clayton Junior
Illustrator: Clayton Junior
Publisher: words & pictures an imprint of Aurum Press
Format: Paperback
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
Genres: First Concepts
Recommendations: Julia Eccleshare's Picks

About Clayton Junior

Clayton Junior is a fresh and innovative illustrator based in London, where he works on diverse projects ranging from book and magazine illustration, to animation and digital design. Clayton’s work has also been exhibited internationally in galleries and museums, both in group and solo shows.

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