Hippopposites by Janik Coat

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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.

Praise for Hippopposites
"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

"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

About Janik Coat

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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.
Published May 1, 2012 by Harry N. Abrams. 38 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Publishers Weekly

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French illustrator Coat blends a quirky sensibility with a slick visual aesthetic in a fairly comprehensive book about opposites starring a red hippopotamus that has been pared down to a bell-shaped h

Apr 16 2012 | Read Full Review of Hippopposites

ForeWord Reviews

Kids and parents alike will respond to the bold, minimal design.

Aug 30 2012 | Read Full Review of Hippopposites

Children's Books Guide

It’s good when a book feels nice to hold, especially when it’s one that will be read to tactile youngsters.

Sep 01 2014 | Read Full Review of Hippopposites

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