PRESCHOOL
Coat, Janik

Aleph

(4) PS Coat presents forty-plus large, simple, woodcut-like illustrations reminiscent of Matisse's cutouts: e.g., a big black circle, a neon-pink octopus, a witch's face in profile. The book is wordless except in four arbitrary-seeming instances, when an animal is given a name: a striped elephant is "ALEPH," a blue rhino is "CYRUS," etc. Individually, the illustrations are tasty; collectively, they're a feast.

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