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An ABC Quest in 8-Bit (Alphabet book, Gamer Kid's book, Baby Shower Gift book, First Word book, PreSchool book)

by (author) Chronicle Books

illustrated by Juan Carlos Solon

Chronicle Books
Initial publish date
Aug 2019
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2019
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 2 to 4
  • Grade: p


Inspired by classic video games of the '80s and '90s, this clever board book sets out to level up the ABCs. Within these pages lies an alphabet adventure, rendered entirely in striking 8-bit artwork. Young gamers will love guiding their daring hero through the story to learn new words, discover hidden pictures, and find the missing treasure in an epic quest that will have kids and adults ready to press restart!

• Pixelated retro alphabet book with seek-and-find searches on every page
• A classic quest narrative, built around the ABC's
• Provides a way to share video game enthusiasm with the next generation

Fans of Super Mario Encyclopedia, History of Nintendo 64, and A B See will love this book.

This book is perfect for
• Gamer, coder, millennial and Gen-X parents
• Fans of Minecraft
• Parents nostalgic for the '80's and '90's
• Gift givers looking for a unique concept book

About the authors

Chronicle Books' profile page

Juan Carlos Solon is a game artist at Massive Damage Inc. His illustrations have appeared in the National Post, Financial Post, Pylon, and UTNE Reader, among other publications. He also created the illustrations for The Geek’s Guide to Dating by Eric Smith. (Side note: Stephen picked up a copy of this book and said, “If they ever invent time travel, this book would be teenage Stephens’ Sports Almanac.) Robot SMASH! is Juan’s first children’s book.

Juan Carlos Solon's profile page

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