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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Board book: 54 pages
  • Publisher: AMMO Books (May 15, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934429074
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934429075
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6 x 6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #326,958 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Charley Harper was an American illustrator who worked from his studio in the woods near Cincinnati, Ohio, until his death in 2007, at the age of eighty-four. He is beloved for his delightful, graphic, and often humorous illustrations of nature, animals, insects, and people alike. Charley liked to say that when he paints a bird, he doesn't count all the feathers in the wings--he just counts the wings. Minimal realism, he called it, and his unique and precise style continues to resonate with and inspire his admirers both young and old.
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This ABC book is beautifully illustrated.
M. Walton
I love Charley Harper and picked this book up as a baby shower gift.
280te_chick
Perfect for 2-3 year olds...nice eye candy for the adults.
Phyllis Nishimori

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Julie Neal TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 13, 2008
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I loved this book! The illustrations of animals on each spread are graceful works of art. The delicate use of line, color and shape sometimes looks Japanese, sometimes like a collage made of construction paper. Others are loose pen-and-ink drawings.

You can tell the late Charley Harper loved animals, as his affection for them jumps off the page. There is so much personality! In D is for Dog, the smiling spaniel has dirt on his nose and legs, and you can almost see him panting. In I is for Iguana, two giant lizards battle for a captive tiny pig, swinging their tails and rearing up. Q is for Quail shows whirring wings on a fat and happy bird.

The inside covers show a collage of dozens of other Harper animals, most of which are not used in the book.

The board book itself is a little more sturdy than most. It will hold up well.

Charley Harper's ABC's is an outstanding way to introduce fine artwork to young children. Other good choices include Zen Ties and Walt Disney's Cinderella.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Pine on September 5, 2008
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This book is a great sampling of Charley Harper's work and a great ABC board book for kids.

There is something interesting or cute in nearly every picture. Harper's unmistakable style makes the alphabet enjoyable.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Donald Watkins on May 29, 2008
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ABC's uses Harper's stylized graphics of animals with few words and lots of nature study. Delightful for adults and educational for children. I am a Harper fan and would not normally buy a board page book. The unusual binding makes the board pages work well.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Michelle Frye on May 29, 2008
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What a delight - a book that is as beautiful for the parents as it is for children. This stylish book is perfect. The pages are sturdy and plentiful for avid page turning toddlers. The letters are bold and the accompanying graphics are beautiful and full of surprises. My daughter is delighted with something new each time we read this book. It is a classic and our new favorite!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By L. Higbee on September 5, 2008
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This book is BEAUTIFUL! What a fantastic way to learn the alphabet and be inspired at the same time. Harper's artwork is gorgeous, inspired and whimsical.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Wayne Farmer on February 2, 2010
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The "U is for Underwater" page really grabbed my attention. There are 3 molecules illustrated above a scene of water and lightning. Guess what - it's the origin of life on Earth!

The left molecule is CH3NH2 - Methylamine, the simplest primary amine.

The center molecule is NH2CH2COOH - Glycine, the smallest of the 20 amino acids.

The right molecule is CH3CHO - Acetaldehyde, which can condense with cyanide and ammonia to give, after hydrolysis, the amino acid Alanine, which is the next largest amino acid.

Simple organic molecules like these are thought to have been formed by lightning or hydrothermal vents, and to have been the building blocks of life in the waters of the ancient Earth.

Not the sort of thing you'd expect to find in an ABC book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Charles Doolittle on June 29, 2008
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I have always loved the illustrations of Charlie Harper and this children's book is no exception. You and your child will love it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Bryan Sherman on November 2, 2008
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Really liked the book. I was disappointed on two of the illustrations. I is for Iguana shows an illustration of a Komodo Dragon, and P is for Penguin a picture of a Murre.

Picky? Absolutely, but it is a Charley Harper book. Since the illustrations are pulled from many stages of his career, the look is not as cohesive as you might hope, but I actually see that as a plus, since it has variety.

Still, 4 stars, I would buy again and have bought as gifts.
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