Rhymoceros (Board book)
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— From Niki's Picks
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"Like its predecessor, this is a wide-ranging, stylish, and witty introduction to a key concept."
— Publishers Weekly
"[T]here is plenty to enjoy in Coat's straightforward approach...Charmingly simple."
— Kirkus Reviews
— The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books