Wednesday, December 5, 2012
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!