About the Author

Janik Coat is an author, illustrator, and graphic designer. She works extensively with agencies, collectives, and a number of prestigious French publishers. She is a frequent guest speaker at fine art schools and regularly exhibits her work in galleries. She currently resides in Paris, France.


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Janik Coat
Behold: an opposites book like no other. Simple pairings of words, both expected (small/large) and unexpected (clear/blurry), are humorously illustrated with a graphically simple but lovable red hippopotamus. Bold colors and surprising use of die-cuts and textures spice up this elegantly engaging board book.
  • Board book
  • 8 x 8.75 inches
  • 38 pages
  • Full-color illustrations
  • Published: 2012

Editorial Reviews

"Nicely done and a perfect gift, your favorite little one will love this book." —KIWI Magazine

"This is a marvelous introduction to linguistic nuance for the very young." —The Wall Street Journal

"A distinctive offering stands out in the crowded field of concept contenders." —Kirkus Reviews

"French illustrator Coat blends a quirky sensibility with a slick visual aesthetic...it's an excellent (and fun) vehicle through which to demonstrate the concept." —Publishers Weekly, starred review


2013 ALA/ALSC Notable Book

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