A stellar concept book for little ones, Rhymoceros introduces rhymes in a cheeky and easy-to-decode format. By adding variations to the same basic animal shape - one rhino encounters a "shower" while another holds a "flower" - Coat maintains a balance between predictable and new clues that help kids visually grasp the rhyming pair. And even though big for a board book, Rhymoceros still fits well in little hands and laps!
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,” 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.
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."