by Janik Coat

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.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419701511
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 05/01/2012
Pages: 38
Sales rank: 267,911
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 3 Years

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.

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