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Letters: Building an Alphabet with Art and Attitude: ABC. the Art and Poetry of the English Alphabet Explained in a Philosophical Verse of Rhythm an Hardcover – December 1, 2011
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The letters of our alphabet have more inspiration behind them than pure utility. Letters is a blending of artwork and poetry [that] presents a series of pieces inspired by the alphabet with alliteration... With dedicated thought and verse, Letters is an excellent meeting of the two mediums, highly recommend - Midwest Book Review
Mom's Choice Awards Gold Medal winner in Young Adult Poetry
Letters is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children and librarians.
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Mr. Liptak and Smith Publicity sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you). It has been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.
The book comes in a slipcase, which is a nice touch. I find this is almost more of an art book than a way to learn the alphabet. If you have a child that appreciates art, I'm sure this book will catch their eye.
The illustrations are bright, some are teases that teach you how to "see" the letters lost in a forest of colors, and none of them are boring. Here's a video of the presentation: Illustrations Example This is pretty fast and somewhat lengthy, so don't feel you need to watch it all. It gives you a taste of the artwork.
Mr. Lipton uses alliterative poetry to talk about each letter. The poems are good and they make you look at the alphabet in a new way.
This book could easily be a collectible. Why not get a copy and visit these colorful pages yourself? This is not a book you will forget.