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The Star Trek Book of Opposites Is Perfect for Your Adopted Klingon Child

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David Borgenicht is pretty awesome. We have decided this with very little evidence. In fact, our only piece of evidence consists of this, The Star Trek Book of Opposites, a picture book using pictures from Star Trek to illustrate the difference between different books. It is rather silly. In fact, that’s why we love it so. Next time we need to know the antonym to a certain word, we’re consulting this thing.

 

The board book was deisgned for toddlers and adults alike, although I have to imagine (hope) that the adults won’t be using the book to learn the words in the first place. But for kids, early education often sticks a little better if it’s presented with a silly twist, and we happen to think this one is perfect.

Here’s the official pitch for Borgenicht’s book:

Is your child exploring strange new words? Or are you simply a Trekkie who needs a goofy gift for a fellow-fan friend? The Star Trek Book of Opposites will transport you together to an exciting voyage of silly educational fun, pairing colorful photographs of Star Trek’s classic heroes and aliens to introduce the concept of opposites through immediate visual humor.

With the help of Kirk, Spock, and McCoy, you can teach children the meaning of happy and sad, open and closed, apart and together, and much more. With a hip, up-market design sensibility, The Star Trek Book of Opposites will make a great kitschy gift for Trekkies of all ages.

David Borgenicht attended his first Star Trek convention when he was nine years old. He is the coauthor of all the books in the New York Times best-selling Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series and the author of The Jewish Mother Goose and Sesame Street Unpaved, among many other titles. He lives with his family in Philadelphia.

And now, feast your eyes on some of the educational images:

Please give this to your children and teach them our ways.

(Neatorama via Quirk Books)

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