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Creature ABC Hardcover – July 29, 2009
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From Publishers Weekly
Zuckerman's striking animal photographs are put to excellent use in this book—part abecedarian, part guessing game. Each letter is given two spreads. The first shows the letter in upper and lower case next to an animal; the second reveals the animal's name and offers a different view of the creature. Some touches are especially clever: a kangaroo and a lion seem to stare at each other during an interlude between K and L, and while the rest of the book features stark white backgrounds, the letter N is shown against black—a page turn uncovers a group of nocturnal animals. All ages. (Sept.)
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BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS
This is a first choice for libraries, and it should be a welcome suggestion to parents seeking ideas for holiday shopping.
What makes this ABC book stand out are the photos: they're positively eye candy.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
...[S]umptuous...Zuckerman connects with his subjects to an uncanny degree.
Eye candy that makes learning one's ABCs pure pleasure.
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
The power behind this thick, square alphabet book lies in the breathtaking photography....Based on photographs from Zuckerman's adult coffee table book Creature, this playful trip through the alphabet and nature will be visually inspiring for young children.
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL'S A FUSE #8 PRODUCTION BLOG
A book to remind you what photography's really all about All things considered Creature ABC is perhaps one of the most beautifully photographed ABC books I've ever seen A jaw-dropping affair.
Zuckerman's striking animal photographs are put to excellent use in this book...
LIBRARY MEDIA CONNECTION
One can only envision the poetry and writing that would be encouraged by these amazing photographs.
Children will marvel at the portraits....the large format will make for fantastic lap-sit sessions.
Top customer reviews
My granddaughter particularly lines this book because of the photography, and the great care that was taken in putting this book together. There are two photos of each animal, the name in upper case and lower case. In this case you see different views of the same animal. Starting from 'A' and moving on, each animal is presented with a wonderful photo that will be sure to capture your child's imagination. The photography by Andrew Zuckerman is exquisite. Not only will your children or grandchildren enjoy this book, but parents/teachers, adults in general will enjoy the photos. Next to seeing the animals up close and personal, this is the best book to show animals as they are.
Recommended. prisrob 07-19-15