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published: Dec 2013
ISBN:9781894786713
publisher: Kids Can Press

Alphabeasts

illustrated by Wallace Edwards

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list price: $5.99
edition:eBook
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published: Dec 2013
ISBN:9781894786713
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.

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, Childrens’ Choices, International Reading Association
  • Short-listed, Independent Publisher Book Award
  • Short-listed, Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association
  • Winner, Book of the Year, Gold Medal, ForeWord Magazine
  • Winner, Our Choice, Starred Selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
  • Short-listed, Ruth Schwartz Children’s Book Award
  • 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 “


...[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.


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


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.


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


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


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

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