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Star Trek Book of Opposites Board book – Nov 29 2011

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Product Details

  • Board book: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Quirk Books; Brdbk edition (Nov. 29 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594745196
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594745195
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 1.5 x 20.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 408 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #119,016 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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By Chris on Jan. 14 2012
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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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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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9bff909c) out of 5 stars 65 reviews
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HASH(0x9bd73954) 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.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9bd7375c) out of 5 stars Awesome kids book Jan. 28 2014
By Joe - Published on Amazon.com
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I actually got this as an (awesome) gift for a one year old. I couldn't not get it. When the time comes for me to create a baby shower registry, this will be on it. It is exclusively TOS though. That's not really a problem, though I'd like to some TNG or DS9.
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9bd77030) 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
HASH(0x9bd772c4) out of 5 stars Fun board book March 8 2014
By ableekertomorrow - Published on Amazon.com
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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. :)
HASH(0x9bd73774) out of 5 stars so this will make a great Christmas gift Dec 8 2015
By Brian - Published on Amazon.com
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My nephew will be a year old in January, so this will make a great Christmas gift. It arrived with a couple bumps and bruises, but nothing worth worrying about. I agree with some reviews that the word/picture pairing can be a bit ambiguous for a small child, but I think the fact that the fun factor more than makes up for it.