Starred Review. No ordinary abecedarian, this typographical trip will wow design fans and suggest creative projects with letterforms. The book s introduction speaks affectionately of typefaces just like people, they look different and have different personalities before embarking on a thrilling spin through the alphabet. The first spread presents an alligator s silhouette, made up of capital and lowercase As, as the repeated word algae forms green strands around it. A bat shaped from gothic Bs holds vampire connotations; tall, skinny Gs evoke the height of a giraffe that hides behind leafy, vertical folds; and breathless italic Rs make a rabbit seem poised to leap. Werner and Forss, a debuting team of graphic designers, devote page borders to extra wordplay: a C becomes the curved back and tail of a cat, a K s extended foot kicks a soccer ball, a cursive L is a lasso and rounded Ps nestle in a pod. Innovations arrive several to a page, rewarding repeat visits and encouraging readers to muse on the power of type and all that letters and words can imply or insinuate.
Makes for an excellent gift, for not only children, but possibly even adults.Published 5 months ago by LU
the book was used but imo more damaged than the description since a liftable flap was torn off,,,otherwise we LOVE the bookPublished 9 months ago by Tracy Sarver
I bought this book as a gift to my friends son. The book is super cute and I want to buy a copy for myself and I'm 41! It's great for kids and adults.Published 17 months ago by J.D
well written and illustrated, this was a good choice, and is very much enjoyed by my two young family membersPublished 17 months ago by eileen t petre
Creative use of typefaces. Love the pictures and graphics. Captures attention of 3 year old and great resource for teaching kids how to interpret letters and manipulate them for... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Techie484
My son is learning to read and I love how it shows that letters can look different depending on the font. There's a page or two for each letter. Read morePublished on October 26, 2010 by L. DECHELLO
We love Alphabeasties. My 3 year old is learning to match letter sounds to letter shapes and this helps alot. Now he can see 'A' and know that it's an 'A'. Read morePublished on October 19, 2010 by Atti's Mommy