Hippopposites Teaches Children Basic Design Concepts

 - May 18, 2012
References: abramsbooks & brainpickings.org
Whether your child’s only starting to read or already planning a career in design, Hippopposites is a must-have guide that will familiarize your kid with key words and concepts used within the industry and everyday life. The quirky book presents a bunch of opposites, such as negative and positive, light and dark, front and side, etc., and features a recurring red hippo to help children grasp each word’s meaning. As far as teaching tools go, this is definitely top of the line.

Certain pages within Hippopposites are also unique in that it presents fabric textures, like cotton and burlap, in order to better communicate concepts. The page for "empty" even hollows itself out so children can feel the absence of something occupying a space.

Overall, it’s a well-designed book that can be appreciated by both kids and adults.