A wonderfully designed board book by janik coat (appleseed books, 2011). A static red hippo illustrates basic and not-so-basic concepts in this large, sturdy board book: small/large, light/heavy, and one of my favorites: opaque/transparent. It’s also a touch and feel book, with textures used to illustrate soft and rough. Though I’m not sure if dotted is actually the opposite of striped (a point I can hear my eight year old debating with me), I am sure that this is one of the most innovative and appealing boardImage books I’ve seen in a while.

Thanks to Brain Pickings (my new favorite blog) for pointing this one out! http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/05/17/hippopposites-janik-coat/

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