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published: Aug 2002
ISBN:9781553373865
publisher: Kids Can Press

Alphabeasts

illustrated by Wallace Edwards

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list price: $19.95
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook
published: Aug 2002
ISBN:9781553373865
publisher: Kids Can Press
Description

From the weird and wonderful imagination of an amazing new artist comes an alphabet book like no other. Kids will delight in discovering animals from A to Z living together in an old Victorian mansion. They'll meet an elephant in the ballroom playing with a model train, an octopus hanging from the foyer chandelier -- and even a zebra enjoying a soak in the bathtub! Using watercolours and colored pencils, Wallace Edwards has created a bizarre and luxurious world, rich in texture and detail. An engaging mix of art and alphabet book, Alphabeasts provides the basis for hours of animated discussion and quiet contemplation.

About the Author
Wallace Edwards is a beloved children's book author-illustrator whose vivid imagination has transformed the world of animals and strange creatures for a generation of children. A graduate of the Ontario College of Art, he is a popular guest speaker at conferences and literary events. Wallace's awards and shortlists include the Governor General's Award, the IRA Children's Choice Award, and the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award. Wallace lives in Yarker, Ontario.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
6 to 9
Grade:
1 to 4
Awards
  • Commended, Great Book of the Year, Canadian Toy Testing Council
  • Short-listed, Independent Publisher Book Award
  • Short-listed, Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association
  • Winner, Our Choice, Starred Selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
  • Winner, Book of the Year, Gold Medal, ForeWord Magazine
  • Short-listed, Ruth Schwartz Children’s Book Award
  • Short-listed, Childrens’ Choices, International Reading Association
  • Winner, Governor General’s Literary Award, Children’s Illustration, Canada Council for the Arts
Editorial Reviews

Visual contrast abounds in debut artist Edwards’ watercolor-and-pencil illustrations, and he frequently conveys a sense of wit “


Imagine a slightly dilapidated Victorian house occupied solely by animals and you have the premise of this beautifully illustrated, faintly surreal alphabet book.


...[A] highly original and most appealing ABCDarium ... clever, arresting and thought-provoking through to Z.


...[A] highly original and most appealing ABCDarium ... clever, arresting and thought-provoking through to Z.


This delightful alphabet book is perfect for a rollicking fun story-time, alphabet study, or poetry class. But don’t save this treasure just for the kids - anyone who appreciates art or illustration will love it too.


Edwards ... lets his beautiful, mysterious pictures operate on the imagination as they will.


Visual contrast abounds in debut artist Edwards’ watercolor-and-pencil illustrations, and he frequently conveys a sense of wit “


This delightful alphabet book is perfect for a rollicking fun story-time, alphabet study, or poetry class. But don’t save this treasure just for the kids - anyone who appreciates art or illustration will love it too.


Edwards ... lets his beautiful, mysterious pictures operate on the imagination as they will.


Imagine a slightly dilapidated Victorian house occupied solely by animals and you have the premise of this beautifully illustrated, faintly surreal alphabet book.

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