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Title: Opposnakes by Salina Yoon
Post by: Amanda Coppedge on February 13, 2013, 03:30 AM
I read Opposnakes in my 2-4 year old story time yesterday and the kids and parents both loved it! Each set of pages has a double foldout that reveals an opposite snake (such as cold snake/hot snake). The illustrations really take the cake--I think my favorite is the "loud snake" playing the guitar! Love this book, Salina. :goldstar
Title: Re: Opposnakes by Salina Yoon
Post by: KatyD on February 13, 2013, 07:23 AM
I haven't seen this one! I'll have to look for it.
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Post by: JulieM on February 13, 2013, 02:52 PM
Sounds like another winner for Salina. Yay!
(What a great idea for a book!)
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Post by: Hélène Boudreau on February 13, 2013, 03:01 PM
Sssssounds fun!
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Post by: dinalapomy101 on February 13, 2013, 04:44 PM
This book is always checked out at  my library too!
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Post by: Shannywriter on February 13, 2013, 04:45 PM
My kindergartners love Opposnakes so much I had to hide it and now I cannot find!
Title: Re: Opposnakes by Salina Yoon
Post by: Franzilla on February 13, 2013, 06:26 PM
Her books are always the ones pulled off our shelves too. That is one talented lady!
Title: Re: Opposnakes by Salina Yoon
Post by: Artemesia on February 13, 2013, 06:41 PM
I actually have a little collection of some of Salina's books that I hide in my office because I don't want to share with the kids.  :whistle
Title: Re: Opposnakes by Salina Yoon
Post by: SYoon on February 13, 2013, 08:08 PM
Thanks for alerting me to this thread, Arty! Aw... thanks so much, Amanda, for digging this book out! It's not at all new; an oldie but a goodie, I think! I personally love this book too. Sadly, it totally tanked sales wise. (Less copies than what year it is today). Just tragic, really. But whoever discovers it tells me they love it! The couple of indie stores I visited had it--- which surprised me. I don't think B&N even carried it.

Amanda... another great read aloud for 2-4 yr olds is DO CROCS KISS and DO COWS MEOW (Sterling/2012). My librarian swears by it. She does storytime. They're really quite fun. If you can't get a hold of them, I'm happy to send copies your way. Just PM me with an address.

Thank you all for your support! Totally makes me happy that some of you know my books!!!!   :woo

And so funny, you guys,... that you hide my books from your kids!!!  :lmao
Title: Re: Opposnakes by Salina Yoon
Post by: MysteryRobin on February 13, 2013, 08:46 PM
My kids LOVE Do Crocks Kiss and Do Cows Meow - they also love Deep Sea Dive! Chet (my 5 year old) pulls them off the shelf all the time!! :)
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Post by: Bobi Martin on February 13, 2013, 08:49 PM
Snake books would be a fun way to also talk about Chinese New Year since this week started the Year of the Snake. (The Year of the Water Snake, if you want to get really specific!)

Title: Re: Opposnakes by Salina Yoon
Post by: Artemesia on February 13, 2013, 08:59 PM
My kids LOVE Do Crocks Kiss and Do Cows Meow - they also love Deep Sea Dive! Chet (my 5 year old) pulls them off the shelf all the time!! :)

Mine do as well!! And Space Walk!!

Salina, I thought Opposnakes was nominated for an award, wasn't it? I always hear how awesome it is, I'm really surprised that you say it had low sales! It's a cult classic...that's what it is.
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Post by: SYoon on February 13, 2013, 09:19 PM
Thanks for remembering that, Arty! Yes, OPPOSNAKES was a 2009 finalist for the CBC's Children's Choice Book Awards for K-2nd Best Book of the Year. It did not win, but the fact that it was a finalist was amazing! The difficult thing with a major house like S&S is that they have lots of other books to promote once the season passes. It's not their fault. The book just didn't shine on its own. But yeah... really really really bad sales numbers. I was a little shocked. My books are usually not in that range, thank god... or I'd be out of business!

Bobi--- great idea about the snake tie-in with Chinese New Year!

Thanks, girls, for the SPACE WALK and DEEP SEA DIVE shout out! (Again, with Sterling, 2012)
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Post by: Shannywriter on February 13, 2013, 09:19 PM
 

And so funny, you guys,... that you hide my books from your kids!!!  :lmao
This is why I had to order more copies of p&p because I can't have 22 (hey actually 44) boogery hands all over me shiny copy  :love4:
Title: Re: Opposnakes by Salina Yoon
Post by: Shannywriter on February 13, 2013, 09:21 PM
Hey what the heck is with the post count? ANyone else lose em? Every time I get close to 700 I lose 100+ posts.  :bluesad:
Title: Re: Opposnakes by Salina Yoon
Post by: SYoon on February 13, 2013, 09:26 PM
This is why I had to order more copies of p&p because I can't have 22 (hey actually 44) boogery hands all over me shiny copy  :love4:

 :hug  :love5: Me loves me BBers!  :grouphug2:
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Post by: Artemesia on February 13, 2013, 09:38 PM
Sorry Shanny, just more mod housekeeping.  :mop: You may have noticed increased mod activity and bumping of rule threads etc, and we eliminated a couple boards and combined redundant ones with others...so it has most likely caused post counts to go down again.

 :giggle *boogery hands*
Title: Re: Opposnakes by Salina Yoon
Post by: Amanda Coppedge on February 14, 2013, 10:17 AM
Sorry to hear it didn't sell well, Salina. It is a winner, in my book. I will check to see if my new library has the two titles you mentioned, once I get settled in--if not, I'll PM you. Thanks!