From School Library Journal
PreS-A bright red hippo is set against a stark white background on each page in this book of opposites. Coat displays the relative nature of opposites by showing that the hippo can be both small and large depending on what it is compared to. Concepts include squared and rounded, invisible and visible, in front and behind, and even include tactile elements for soft and rough. The clean design of this oversize board book takes a seemingly simple subject and gives it complexity. Some of the examples may be a bit abstract for preschoolers, but overall this is an interesting spin on an everyday subject that is worthy of a look.-Laura Butler, Mount Laurel Library, NJα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
About the Author
Janik Coat is an author, illustrator, and graphic designer. She works extensively with agencies, collectives, and a number of prestigious French publishers. She is a frequent guest speaker at fine art schools and regularly exhibits her work in galleries. She currently resides in Paris, France.