Books for Younguns, Young Adults and the Young-at-Heart

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Review: Hippopposites

For the holidays, I'll be reviewing a book or series a day from December 1st through 24th.

Today's book is Hippopposites by Janik Coat, our holiday pick for babies.

It's an opposite book.  With hippos!

One of the first publications of a new design-focused imprint for young kids, this is a sleek and stylish way to illustrate opposites.  The basics are here (small/large, left/right) but many of these pairs illustrate more complicated concepts such as transparent/opaque and clear/blurry.  The illustrations are simple, but often display a cute sense of humor, and there are even some touch-and-feel elements.  The large size makes this an easy book to read and interact with together.

This book is recommended for developing toddlers, design-conscious new parents and anyone excited about the recent increase in kid's books about hippos.

Hippopposites is published by Harry N. Abrams and retails for $14.95 (board book).  I read a complimentary copy from the publisher.  You can get yours at Left Bank Books today!

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