Paul Thurlby's Alphabet

Paul Thurlby's Alphabet

Book - 2011
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Discover an alphabet like no other!

In his first picture book, graphic artist Paul Thurlby presents a stunning alphabet that helps to make the shape of each letter memorable. From an awesome A to a zippy Z, this is the perfect ABC book for the young and hip.
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2011.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780763655655
Characteristics: Unp. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.


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ksoles Sep 23, 2013

With dozens of alphabet books on the market, finding a fresh and unique one proves difficult. But Paul Thurlby nails his subject matter right from the cover image of a cheery boy with a scarlet A-shaped body waving the reader in. "A" certainly stands for awesome!

Each letter gets its own page; both upper and lower case letters appear against a solid colored background and the artist shows the uppercase one embedded in or transformed by design. Some descriptors seem too obvious (D for dog) but others have a quirky edge (Z for zippy, F for fierce). The pages contain small drawn-in scuff marks and bits of colour in odd places, giving a nice patina and enhancing the vintage-type style of the book.

Fun for the eyes of little kids and big ones alike!

LocketLibrarian Dec 31, 2011

Clever and visually appealing alphabet book.


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