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A Cottage Garden Alphabet Hardcover – February 1, 2003
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2-Twenty-six scenes from cozy gardens, with one spread for each letter of the alphabet. Some plants and items, like "Roses" and "Scarecrow," will be familiar to most youngsters, while others, like "Quince" and "Primula," are more obscure. Children and animals are pictured along with the many plants. The mood is charming and timeless, yet also, curiously static and somewhat somber. Wisnewski's hand-colored paper cuts were created through a process she describes in detail in the foreword. The rich colors and thick flowing lines are technically accomplished and lovely. The book's design suits the content: it is simple and elegant. Unfortunately, while artistically successful, this title may have limited child appeal.
Lauralyn Persson, Wilmette Public Library, IL
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Gr. 2-4, younger for reading aloud. This charming little item won't be particularly useful as an alphabet book, but it is lovely to look at. Centered on a garden, the book goes through the alphabet: A is represented by an arbor; C is a cottage; I is iris; Z is zucchini. Along the way, there are a number of words children won't know--quince, topiary, and yarrow among them. But the particulars are less important than the warm mood and the detailed pictures that invite inspection. Children will want to step into inviting artwork full of flowers and fruit from the orchard and help collect eggs or pick lavender and put it in a basket. The pictures, which look like woodcuts, are actually hand-colored paper cuts. An informative author's note describes exactly how the illustrations were made as well as detailing how Wisnewski feels about gardening. A beautiful piece of bookmaking. Ilene Cooper
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