Publishers Weekly, 1999-07-26 Published last year in France as Faut Pas Confondre, this unusual, often witty paper-over-board book?with one effusive script word per spread?uses die-cut holes to establish pairs of antonyms. In a typical sequence, "order" is represented by neat rows of shapes, including yellow circles, one of which is formed by a peephole; in the next spread, explaining "disorder," the yellow circle is still in its place, but the other shapes are strewn about. The shell of a snail climbing uphill in "slow" becomes the wheel of a car racing downhill for "fast"; in a more problematic pairing, red "pills" turn into red "candy." The jaunty artwork uses thick brushwork and just a few colors per spread to conjure its simple subjects: shapes, arrows, cartoon people rendered with the merest flourish of lines. This concept book has a playful, careless, intelligent quality that makes it amusing browsing for innocents and sophisticates, young and old, little and big.... All ages. (Sept.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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