Monday, March 14, 2016

The Opposite Zoo: Written and Illustrated by Il Sung Na

Are you looking for a cute picture book for your young readers (ages 2 - 5)? If you are, you must check out the book: The Opposite Zoo written and illustrated by Il Sung Na. 

The readers will get to learn about opposites and they will do that  through the eyes of zoo animals on a night that the zoo is closed.

I won't give away all the pictures in this book and my camera really does them no justice. You must get your hands on a copy of this book (also available on ebook). The pictures are so colorful, they will keep your little one entranced for a time being. So many beautiful colors.  Even my 8 year old loved the beautiful colors. 

Each illustration also has a one word description, which describes the animal, and then on the opposite page, you will find, well, the opposite. 

Look at the colors . . . 

One of my favorites:

And another  . . . 

Here we have the noisy:

And here, the quiet:

It is a must have for your kids book shelf.  Perfect bedtime story.

Book Info:

Title: The Opposite Zoo by Il Sung Na
Ages: 2 - 5 
Available for sale on March 8, 2016.
US $16.99
Canada $21.99.
Also available in eBook format for $10.99 as well as hardcover format for a little more.

Please make sure you follow along with Random House Children's Books.  @RandomHouseKids on twitter and their facebook page.


Many thanks to Random House Children's Books and Ms. Cassie McGinty for allowing Lollipops n' Ladybugs to do a review of this stunning animal picture book. We received no financial compensation for this review, but did receive a pre-sale copy of the book. 

The Young Messiah In Theaters This Weekend! Movie Ticket Giveaway

Did you go and see it this past weekend (Opened March 11)? Are you planning to see it?  From the title, you might get confused about what the movie is about.  Yes, the movie is about a 7 year old Jesus, but it is also about his family. The support that he received from Joseph and Mary, the type of parents they were. It is a whole new take on the story that tells us how important family is to us and how we need them with all the daily struggles we can go through. 

Have you ever had to make a difficult decision involving your child, that would be for their best interest? The struggles are real. The producers have given us a fresh take on this and also show that Mary and Joseph can have the same parenting struggles as we do today.


What do you think of the trailer? Are you interested in seeing the film?

If you are, you will be pleased to know that our blog is giving away TWO AMC Movie Tickets to see the film.  

Just check out the blog app below, check out the rafflecopter form below and answer the question to enter. Easy as that. All other entries are optional and up to the entrant.


Residents of the US who are 18+
Giveaway will end on 3/21/16 at 11:59 p.m. est. Winner will have 48 hours to get back to me with mailing address so I can forward it on to the sponsor for shipment of prize.
Only ONE entrant per household please.
If you have won this prize from another participating blog, you will not be eligible to win from our blog. All entries are VERIFIED by the SPONSOR.
Please, no PO BOXES as sponsor uses either UPS or FedEx for prize delivery.
Prize: Two AMC movie tickets to see: The Young Messiah


Please note that all assets, materials and information in this giveaway are provided by Ribbow Media. Lollipops n' Ladybugs received no financial compensation for this posting. However, for our time, we will receive two movie tickets as well.

Thank you for checking out our giveaway, now go and ENTER!!!