Sunday, October 16, 2011
Review: Star Trek Book of Opposites. 4 out of 5 stars.
"Star Trek Book of Opposites" by David Borgenicht
Board book: 24 pages
Publisher: Quirk Books
It's surprising that someone with my propensity for geekdom isn't a Trekkie. But for some reason the canon of Star Trek programmes and films has passed me by. Sure, I've enjoyed what I've seen, such as "The Trouble with Tribbles" and its amusing follow-on in Deep Space Nine "Trials and Tribble-ations," but in the main, my Star Trek knowledge is woefully weak.
So it was lucky that out of all the books on Star Trek I could have had to review, I got "The Star Trek Book of Opposites," a book that takes the format of a vocabulary builder for very young children (but the reader age guideline of this book is 4 to 8 years, so it would suit children who are a bit older than the picture book genre that it fits into)!
It's an extremely well-produced board book, with wonderful photographs from the early shows, so even people with a cursory knowledge of the series like me will be able to appreciate them. This book is a lot of fun, and would make a great present for Trekkies of all ages. Or why not start them young, so they avoid being as ignorant about Star Trek as I am?