Alike or Not Alike?: A Photo Sorting Game
Alike or Not Alike?: A Photo Sorting Game
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Annotation: Simple text invites readers to sort groups of objects in full-color photos.
Catalog Number: #5124590
Format: Library Binding
All Formats: Search
Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Publisher: Capstone
Copyright Date: 2012
Edition Date: 2012
Pages: 32 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-429-67549-7
ISBN 13: 978-1-429-67549-9
Dewey: 793.73
LCCN: 2011043258
Dimensions: 27 cm.
Language: English
School Library Journal
MCCURRY, Kristen . Look and Compare: A Photo Analogy Game . ISBN 978-1-4296-7551-2 . LC 2011043259. MCCURRY, Kristen . Look and Remember: A Photo Memory Game . ISBN 978-1-4296-7548-2 . LC 2011043260. MCCURRY, Kristen . Up-Close Mysteries: Zoomed-In Photo Puzzles . ISBN 978-1-4296-7550-5 . LC 2011043261. ea vol: 32p. (Eye-Look Picture Games Series). photos. further reading. websites. CIP. Capstone . 2012. PLB $26.65. Gr 2&11;5&12; These guessing games fall flat. Alike features four clearly labeled photos and requires the audience to rely on previous knowledge to determine which example doesn't belong. Unfortunately, numerous pitfalls abound. Multiple correct responses apply for some questions, though there is only one answer provided. For example, one page lists a cold shake as the different item in a collection featuring pizza, hot cocoa, and soup. Three of the items contain liquids, however, so pizza could serve as the differing one but is not given as an option. On another page, the text admonishes, "You can play with a doll, a ball, or a marble. But scissors are not a toy." Compare offers various analogies highlighting topics of interest to young participants, e.g., "Seedling is to tree as tadpole is to ____." The photos on the facing page show a fish, a frog, and a pond. Remember asks questions demanding recall based on photographs. For example, following a page of pictures of nine butterflies, the text asks, "What color is the butterfly in the middle?" Mysteries provides photographs of parts of a larger object to display clues to identify the item; in one example, an easily recognizable trunk and tusks offer a clear clue (elephant). Vivid, crisp photographs define each option, though clothing appears dated. A few questions mislead and some visual clues fail to offer immediate answers, even with the concluding answer key. Fake enthusiasm gushes in these uninspired offerings.&12; Meg Smith, Cumberland County Public Library, Fayetteville, NC
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School Library Journal (9/1/12)
Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Reading Level: 1.0
Interest Level: P-2
Lexile: 450L

You probably sort stuff every day, but can you solve a sorting puzzle? Each tricky puzzle has four photos. To solve the puzzle, figure out which doesn't fit with the others. If you're up to the challenge, you're in for some serious fun!

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