From board book extraordinaire Janik Coat, of Hippopposites fame, strikes again with a great concept book for youngsters. Rhymoceros introduces rhymes in a cheeky and easy-to-decode visual format, accompanied by the words described. By adding variations to the same basic animal shape--one rhinoceros encounters a "shower" while another on the opposite page holds a "flower"--Coat maintains a balance between the predictable and the new clues that help kids visually grasp the rhyming pair. Coat also uses different textures, and young'uns will enjoy exploring the tactile "furry" and squint at the accompanying "blurry." Though its trim size is a bit large for a board book, Rhymoceros still fits into little hands while adeptly explores rhymes that engage the multiple senses of little minds. Ages 3 and under
Rhymoceros is a fun and colorful, rhyming board book in the Grammar Zoo Book series.
In Janik Coat’s much-anticipated follow-up to Hippopposites, a blue rhinoceros unabashedly demonstrates 16 pairs of rhyming words. His ability to appear “stinky” and “inky,” or “caring” and “daring,å” oftentimes lands him in compromising contexts. Fortunately, he doesn’t seem to mind.
Surprising novelty features such as gold foil stamping and flocking enhance this unique, gifty, high-design-concept board book.
“Like its predecessor, this is a wide-ranging, stylish, and witty introduction to a key concept.” —Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
“[T]here is plenty to enjoy in Coat’s straightforward approach . . . Charmingly simple.” —Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
The Grammar Zoo Book series: Hippopposites Rhymoceros Llamaphones Comparrotives
About the Author
Janik Coat is an author, illustrator, and graphic designer. She works extensively with agencies, collectives, and various French publishers. She is a frequent guest speaker at fine art schools and regularly exhibits her work in galleries. She lives in Paris.
STARRED REVIEW "Like its predecessor, this is a wide-ranging, stylish, and witty introduction to a key concept." — Publishers Weekly
STARRED REVIEW "[T]here is plenty to enjoy in Coat's straightforward approach...Charmingly simple." — Kirkus Reviews
"Preschoolers who were tickled by Hippo’s similarly understated performance in Hippopposites will be equally delighted with Coat’s latest offering." — The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books