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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
What a terrific introduction to the ABCs! Graphic designers Neumeier and Glaser must have had a grand time inventing the animated letters that tell at a delighted glance their links to the words printed on the pages opposite. ``Aa: Acrobat'' faces an upper-case A gingerly making its way across a thin line (wire). A huge E has had a bite taken out of it, symbolizing ``Ee: Eat.'' Opposite ``Gg: Gone'' is a blank space. All the other letters are equally ingenious and expressive, the effects sharpened by the inky black of the pictures against pristine-white backgrounds. (36)
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3 What goes biff! bang! pow!? Twenty-six letters, when together they are the Action Alphabet. This clever concept book, created by an award-winning pair of graphic designers, is bold, brash and as promised by the title, full of action. Upper- and lower-case letters and a word beginning with the initial sound of that letter appear on the verso pages; on the recto pages is a simple but imaginative black-and-white plate. M is a mistake, partially erased; E is in process of being eaten; C is cracking in two; T is violently twisted; but a mere description doesn't do the smashing graphics justice. To call this alphabet vivid is to understate the case. No matter how many ABC's you have already, you need this one. Joan McGrath, Education Centre Library, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780688057039
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/1/1985
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 56
  • Age range: 4 - 6 Years

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