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LlamaPhones Janik Coat

When I read and reviewed Hippopposites by Janik Coat in 2012 I was convinced she was a genius. Then, in 2015,  Rhymoceros was published. Two magnificent books, surprisingly  improved upon by the format of board book, what more could a person ask for? WithLlamaphones, Coat delivers a hat trick in the world of kid's books, board books and word play. The images below (apologies for the subpar photography - I couldn't find any images online to share) should do my job for me, but I'll try to put words to this brilliance, especially because I adore homophones. Coat is a master of simple, clean, effective design, which is essential when writing a book with only two words per page. In Llamaphones, the green llama is the perfect straight man for the humor that Coat brings to her book. Putting the llama in a variety of situations, Coat adds texture (for rose/rows, the rows on the llama are raised) that makes her books even more engaging. On the page wait/weight, the hands on the cloc…

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