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.
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.
Nice and bigger than most board books. I bought this book for a toddler area in a children's museum. It has quickly become a favorite of children and adults alike. Very clever.Published 28 days ago by Amazon Customer
You can see my review for the sister book Rhymocerous...two delightful books. Bright colors, fun to read. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Minot8
My son loves this book and asks for it every night. Very durable for little handPublished 3 months ago by AunnaG
EVERYONE I GIVE THIS BOOK TO THANKS ME OVER AND OVER AGAIN. Even my friend's 10 year old reads it over and over to his little sister. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Readstochildren
My daughter really loves this. It's fun and best of all, it's opposites you don't always see a lot. That's what caught my eye the most. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Daniell Mathews
Beautiful book. Wonderful addition to our bedtime book routine 19 month old loves it.Published 12 months ago by Erin L
I found this at the library & love it so much, I'm buying it. My son is 12mo and I'm pretty certain that the concepts presented in the book are flying over his head. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Amber G
I love this book more than my baby does. lol
perhaps too early.
this book is mostly suitable for babies more than 6 months old. Read more
But not only classy, it's funny, too. The humor is lost on my 1 year old, but he sure likes turning the thick, sturdy pages.Published 20 months ago by Robin K Barker