Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Read, Read, Read, said the Baby: Rhymoceros by Janik Coat

This is the companion to Hippopposites and features a rhyming rhinoceros.

The same sturdy blue rhino is pictured on each page with various accessories, actions, or colors. The two pictures on the cover are a sample of what's within - Bat and Hat. Each page has one word. Some of the rhinos are textured, like Mossy and Glossy. The mossy green rhino is covered in felt and the glossy blue rhino on the facing page is, well, glossy.

The book is a little longer and larger than a typical board book. It has 20 thick, sturdy pages and is about 8x8 and more than an inch thick.

It's a great title for all ages of a board book audience. Babies will enjoy the textured aspects, toddlers can find the bold details in the pictures, recognizing colors and other elements and young preschoolers can practice their rhyming skills.

Verdict: This is a simple but clever title that babies and toddler up to preschoolers will enjoy. It would also make a great choice for storytime or inspiration for a flannel board. Recommended.

ISBN: 9781419715143; Published 2015 by Abrams Appleseed; Borrowed from another library in my consortium

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