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Overview

ABC is an adorable alphabet book that is full of gorgeous colors, textures and cute animals. It comes with funky acrylic and ink paintings on wood, like those well loved and worn wooden ABC blocks we stacked up, chewed up, kicked around, and dropped as children. This unique children's book is vintage, modern, and timeless.

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From the Publisher
 Seattle Magazine
“This sturdy tome with vintage-inspired aesthetic does double duty as an alphabet primer and baby’s first lesson in style.”

Motherrising
"Matthew has done it again with his ABC book... and with some nice surprises like..."V is for Vole! I especially love that the paintings allow some of the wood to show through the paint...it kind of adds a little cheekiness to the term board book."

The Cool Mom Picks August Newsletter
Here Come the ABCs - Matthew Porter's stunner will mesmerize both you and your child with simple text and gorgeous acrylic animal paintings on wood grain.

From The Critics
"A is for alligator," but don't worry about this critter -- with its gently rounded shape and wide eyes -- scaring your little one. In fact, all the animals in this sturdy board book, each representing a letter of the alphabet, serve as friendly representatives of their species. Acrylic-and-ink paintings on a grainy wood background create a handsome, vintage look, and telltale features (like big beaver teeth) help young children easily grasp the creatures' differences. (Ages Birth to 2)
Child magazine's Best Children's Book Awards 2006
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
The illustrations are unusual in this ABC book. Research revealed that Porter used acrylics on wood, and the texture of the wood is apparent in the pictures. The animals are stylized and do not look like real live animals or photographs of them. Kids with some exposure to animals will be able to identify many of those featured, but other children may be totally mystified. The beaver is standing up, and if he had been posed gnawing on a log, the identification might have been easier. Hedgehogs are not that well known nor are iguanas, quokkas, or uakaris. The more common animals such as a cat and dog are fairly easily identified, but to use a swallow for the letter "S" seems inconsistent since most kids will point and say bird; the same is true for "E" with its eagle. This is a book that might work better with older children who have fine motor skill issues, but much greater knowledge of the animal kingdom, and even then, they may find this board book a bit of a challenge. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781894965385
  • Publisher: Simply Read Books
  • Publication date: 4/28/2006
  • Edition description: BOARD
  • Pages: 28
  • Age range: 1 - 3 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Matthew Porter is a children's book illustrator and writer. He currently has five books published with Vancouver, BC publishing house Simply Read Books.  He is now working on his next book which will feature an engine-driving monkey. The thrills of a train jounrey through Monkey World!

Matthew Porter Art is a husband and wife duo. Matthew is happy working in his studio while Andrea handles all the administrative work. Together we owned Bluebottle Art Gallery and Store from 2002 - 2010. Bluebottle built a reputation for being at the forefront of the DIY indie art, craft and design movement.

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