Rhymoceros by Janik Coat


For obvious reasons, a book about a rhino is always going to catch my attention. But this one caught my attention and then didn’t let it go. It’s a smiley, strokey kind of book. My favourite kind.

The simple premise of a rhino enacting rhyming words is pulled off with humour and style. Coat has chosen original and unusual rhymes, never settling for an easy option. The use of texture and foiling adds to the joy of this beautifully designed chunky book. I just love it!

See for yourself:
Beautifully tactile flocking on the moss.


Brilliant word choice.


The tilted/quilted page is genius and the stinky/inky page had me laughing out loud! It’s also worth noting that the rhino is gender neutral. Hurrah!

If you love the look of this you might also like Coat’s previous book Hippopposites.

Source: kindly sent for review by Abrams and Chronicle Books.

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