ABC Discovery!

ABC Discovery!

by Izhar Cohen
     
 
"Have you ever Beheld a Bear on a Bicycle Balancing a Bat?" Readers will find that and much more in this crazy, clever collection of amazing picture puzzles. In each inventive, full-color illustration, one for every letter of the alphabet, kids will "ABCDiscover" fun and challenges galore in this original look at letters.

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"Have you ever Beheld a Bear on a Bicycle Balancing a Bat?" Readers will find that and much more in this crazy, clever collection of amazing picture puzzles. In each inventive, full-color illustration, one for every letter of the alphabet, kids will "ABCDiscover" fun and challenges galore in this original look at letters.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
British first-time picture-book artist Cohen works the scavenger hunt angle in his paper-over-board abecedary, larding the pages with bait for fledgling readers. Each double spread twins a featured letter and alliterative list of objects with a witty vignette in which the objects are displayed. The cover art, dominated by a banal man-in-the-moon crescent of green cheese, doesn't suggest the inventiveness within. Cohen goes to great lengths to link the mostly disparate ingredients ("cuckoo clock, cucumber, cup") in his droll watercolors; his tableaux are the visual equivalent of nonsense verse. For the letter "H," for instance, a horse nibbles at a giant "H" being clipped from a hedge by a man with a hula hoop who perches on a hat stand, while for "V," a vacuum cleaner, violin, Viking, vulture, and so on explode out of a volcano. Cohen gets a lot of mileage out of this playful approach, and he compounds the rewards at the end, with a series of lists of such prompts as "Find someone taking a bath in a strange place" and "Where is a picture of Africa?" This nimbly executed alphabet safari will boost early literacy as well as engage the attention of more advanced readers. All ages. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803723214
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/01/1998
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
9.08(w) x 12.48(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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