My Little ABC Book

My Little ABC Book

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by Bob Staake
     
 
These sturdy alphabet and number books are sure to appeal to both very young children and their parents. An eye-popping combination of brilliant colors, stylized computer artwork, and boundless good humor is sure to make these simple books classics. Full color.

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These sturdy alphabet and number books are sure to appeal to both very young children and their parents. An eye-popping combination of brilliant colors, stylized computer artwork, and boundless good humor is sure to make these simple books classics. Full color.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Bold, stylized graphics fill this board book that helps kids learn the alphabet. The objects are familiar and eclectic-elephant, kite, penguin-there is no theme. The capital letter is shown in a box in the upper left-hand corner and the word is printed in big, bold type. An alphabet along the bottom of each page shows the same letter in lower case. The pictures also lend themselves to discussion and could easily be used to encourage storytelling. It is an attractive little package. A companion book is entitled My Little 123 Book.
School Library Journal
PreS-KThese two board books reinforce number and letter recognition through bright colors and engaging graphics. ABC devotes a single page to each letter of the alphabet; an uppercase letter appears in the upper left corner accompanied by a sample word (Airplane, Bee, Car) printed in bold black ink. The lowercase alphabet runs along the bottom of each page with the featured letter printed in red. The simple, stylized graphics, similar in appearance to the work of David Kirk, make the objects easy to identify. 123 presents numbers from 1-20. Numerals appear in a box in the upper left corner of the page next to the name of the item(s) to be counted. The objects include balloons, doughnuts, trees, and freckles. The charm of these simple concept books lies in their fun-filled illustrations.Maura Bresnahan, Topsfield Town Library, MA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689816598
Publisher:
Little Simon
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Edition description:
BOARD
Pages:
30
Product dimensions:
6.53(w) x 6.51(h) x 0.66(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

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Meet the Author

BOB STAAKE has authored and/or illustrated over 50 books, including The Donut Chef, Hello Robots, Look a Book, This Is Not a Pumpkin, and Pets Go Pop. The New York Times named Staake's The Red Lemon one of the 10 best illustrated books of 2006.

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My Little ABC Book 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
psycheKK More than 1 year ago
The other day, my four-year-old son told me this story:  Once upon a time, there was a Thomas named Thomas.  He was reading a train book.  To a dinosaur.  And the dinosaur turned into a robot.   And rode the train.  With a bee.  The End. He was holding Donald Crews’ Freight Train, and Bob Staake’s My Little ABC Book was open next to him on the sofa.  Not surprisingly, a train, a dinosaur, a robot and a bee can all be found in the ABC book. I have read that this ABC book was one of Mr. Staake’s first forays into digital art.  It shows, but not in a bad way.  The shapes elemental; the colors are saturated; the lines are sharp; and the shading is blocky, yet these qualities all work really well for a book that is as basic as the alphabet.  This book reminds me of alphabet blocks in book form and since I often find this book in with my son’s alphabet blocks, I must not be the only one. While the illustrations clearly consist of basic shapes, they are still instantly recognizable.  My son can “read” this book because he can recognize the pictures.  As an added bonus, he also recognizes the shapes used to form the illustrations, so they reinforce his knowledge of them and HE is learning to draw by using shapes.  
Guest More than 1 year ago
My little boy is 17 months old and loves this book we checked it out at the library and kept it for 2 months. This book has helped him learn what different objects are and his abc's too. He really has learned alot from this book and loves it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderfully whimsical book on the ABC¿s: U umbrella, V Vegetables, W Whale, and so forth! The illustrations are artistically striking, brilliantly colored, and are sure to stimulate baby¿s senses while teach small children the ABC¿s. This enchanting little board book, vibrantly animated will fascinate your children and teach them too.