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Illustrator: Janik Coat
Genres: Early Readers
Published by Harry N. Abrams, Abrams Appleseed on May 1st 2012
Format: Board Book
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Behold: an opposites book like no other. Simple pairings of words, both expected (small/large) and unexpected (clear/blurry), are humorously illustrated with a graphic and lovable red hippopotamus. Bold colors and surprising die-cuts and textures spice up this elegantly engaging board book.
"Nicely done and a perfect gift, your favorite little one will love this book." —KIWI Magazine
"This is a marvelous introduction to linguistic nuance for the very young." —The Wall Street Journal
"A distinctive offering stands out in the crowded field of concept contenders." —Kirkus Reviews
STARRED REVIEW "French illustrator Coat blends a quirky sensibility with a slick visual aesthetic...it’s an excellent (and fun) vehicle through which to demonstrate the concept." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
2013 ALA/ALSC Notable Book
This is totally cute! A large size board book full of educational value. Including all sorts of opposites all in the shape and form of a hippopotamus. What I love about this book is that there are normal opposites that are often taught such as small/large, but there are neat ones like dotted and striped too and don’t forget the textures between soft and rough. This is great for my toddler who is almost a preschooler as well as my baby who us almost a toddler. I will definitely pull for this one again and again for education as well as fun. Love!