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Friday 15 May 2009

Review: Alphabet City

I love ABC books, always have – but this one has a little something different. It’s urbane, artsy, even chic… and very very clever.

Johnson has taken his tripod and nipped all over the city with a very clever eye, to take photographs of anything and everything that look like letters of the alphabet. The only thing is – these amazing photographs are NOT photographs. They are paintings.

Created in varying medium from watercolour to gouache and charcoal, these exquisite pictures give the eye a run for its money in search of the ABC.

Rest assured, your clever tots will find the letters well before you.

No wonder Alphabet City received a Caldecott Honor Award.

Love it. Add it to your ABC collection.

Title: Alphabet City
Illustrator: Stephen T Johnson
For ages:
1 - 6
Picture Book