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Book Review: Hippopposites by Janik Coat


Hippopposites by Janik Coat

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.

About the book: 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.

My Review: In this book the Hippo introduces all sorts of concepts in this fun board book. The concept of opposites such as light and heavy, using thin and thick lines to draw out the Hippo and using black dots to show positive and white dots to show negative. It also shows the Hippo standing in front of a tree and behind showing the Hippo behind the tree and so on. This is a great concept for early learning and the illustrations are simple and will hold the attention of any child.
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Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received a copy of this book from Abrams Appleseed Publisher in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.


May 24, 2012 - Posted by | Book Review | , , , , ,


  1. Comment from Mommy Moments:

    I love board books and ones that offer more then the standard lessons are great for expanding a young mind, I love that they have clear/blurry! What a great review!

    Abby Billings

    Comment by mymcbooks | May 24, 2012 | Reply

  2. Thanks for the review Ella. Another great concept in Board Books. Great lessons for the little ones.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    Comment by carol L | May 25, 2012 | Reply

  3. An interesting new take on opposites. My almost 2 year old would probably tear it up but it would be fun while it lasts.

    Comment by Cherese Vines | May 25, 2012 | Reply

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