(Opposites) “Vivid colors…maintain the attention of the very young.” - Lee Ashford for Readers' Favorite. A children’s book of contrasts and opposites set at the historic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in California, Ups & Downs includes diverse characters and vivid illustrations for concept comprehension (learn colors, verbs, and nouns; children ages 2 – 7, preschool – 2nd grade; Easy to read & level 1 ESOL/ESE). Kids love the counting activity, marine animals, water sports, rides, and food.