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Star Trek Book of Opposites [Board book]

David Borgenicht
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Nov. 29 2011

WITH THE HELP OF Kirk, Spok, McCoy, and two dozen colorful pictures from across the galaxy, teach your children the meaning of big and little, hot and cold, apart and together, and much more!

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"Downright necessity for all those Trekkie parents out there." —Los Angeles Times

"Adorable and perfectly absurd, we think this might be one geeky gift not to miss." —Tor.com

"Nothing short of genius." —Geeks of Doom

"Will most definitely elicit smiles and laughs." —StarTrek.com

"Who needs ‘Sesame Street’ when Kirk, Spock and Bones can teach your kids vocabulary a warp speed." —Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Are you tired of all those boring, pedestrian, and antiquated board books for children that you are forced to read over and over again? Of course you are! That’s why creative authors like David Borgenicht are coming up with innovative board books that will keep you, the parent, from going insane. Behold the Star Trek Book of Opposites from Quirk Books.”—Neatorama.com

About the Author

David Borgenicht attended his first Star Trek convention when he was nine years old. He is the author of dozens of books and lives with his family in Philadelphia.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Bad Jan. 14 2012
By Chris
Format:Board book
My daughter, 2 years old, likes the book well enough. The mean/nice opposite might be teaching her the wrong thing about appearances vs intentions, regardless of whether or not TOS canon actually proved that the pretty one was nice and the gucky one was mean.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Geeks! Aug. 7 2013
Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
The perfect book for my geeky husband to read to our son! They both love this book and I am learning about Star Trek as well!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Short and Funny Boardbook Sept. 6 2011
By SciFiChick - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Board book
This is the ultimate boardbook for future geeks. David Borgenicht and Quirk Books have created a delightfully fun and imaginative book for children and their Star Trek loving parents. Instead of boring, tedious toddler books that adults tire of quickly, this puts a new spin on a book of opposites. Each page has a full color scene from the original Star Trek television show, with an equally appropriate opposite scene. From "Appear" and "Disappear" to "Calm" and "Surprised" this book will soon become you and your child's favorite book to read together. I hope this clever idea spurns more of the same, branching out into other geeky themes.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Entertaining Dec 19 2011
By Diane Martin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
What a great treat for the Star Trek fan. Book has opposite pictures from various star trek original TV show. It's well made, colorful and very entertaining.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Ambiguous illustrations and unhelpful vocabulary April 6 2014
By MikeC - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Board book
My wife and I are both Trekkies, but we both find this book to be a dud for teaching our 15-month-old son new words. The first problem is that many of the illustrations don't really convey the vocabulary they are trying to teach. For example:
-small/big - it's hard to actually be sure that one person is small and one is big given the angles of the photos
-young/old - I certainly wouldn't call McCoy a "young" guy.

And then some of the words are not necessarily words we would want to teach our young son. For example, "ugly" is probably unhelpful. I could give more examples.

Great idea, but execution wasn't great.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun board book March 8 2014
By ableekertomorrow - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
An instant classic for any Trek fan, and Trek fan to be. Fun images, which play well off of the original episodes and ideas, while teaching children opposites. Though, I feel my wife may like this even more than my little girls do. :)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for a Treky, but confusing for a child Feb. 11 2014
By Trisha Sirevaag - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
Some of the pictures are not obvious. They took stills from the show to illustrate the words they have; and some do not fit well. For example: Together and apart. The pictures are very similar; so for a young child it may not make sense.
That being said; the child's parent is a devoted Treky and she LOVES this book! It is honestly more for her purposes than the child. But once he is older he may understand.
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