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Quentin Blake's ABC

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Quentin Blake's hilarious illustrations coupled with a rhyming alphabet makes ABC as easy as 1, 2, 3!

'A is for Apples, some green and some red

B is for Breakfast we're having in bed.'

With a simple rhyming text and characteristically brilliant illustrations from Quentin Blake, this wonderful ABC is an absolute must for young

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Quentin Blake's hilarious illustrations coupled with a rhyming alphabet makes ABC as easy as 1, 2, 3!

'A is for Apples, some green and some red

B is for Breakfast we're having in bed.'

With a simple rhyming text and characteristically brilliant illustrations from Quentin Blake, this wonderful ABC is an absolute must for young children just getting to grips with their alphabet.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Blake's zany watercolor illustrations, loosely outlined in black ink, are vibrant and whimsical. The oversized format and the large, bold print add visual appeal."  —Publishers Weekly

"With its rhyming text and hilarious watercolors, this oversized alphabet book is sure to charm the socks off young children . . . . Every letter offers a good chuckle, some even an outburst of laughter, as Blake invites his readers to giggle over his crazy characters and detailed artwork, splashed on the page in his usual lighthearted manner. A sure delight for all young children, and an important addition to the concept book arena."  —School Library Journal

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
``A is for Apples, some green and some red / B is for Breakfast we're having in bed'' begins Blake's spirited ABC book. Each page playfully introduces a letter of the alphabet, a word beginning with that letter, and a phrase describing the word. Many pages are humorous, such as ``G is for Grandma--she's really quite fat / H is for Hair that goes under your hat.'' The rhyming text is bouncy, as in ``M is for Mud that we get on our knees / N is for Nose--and he's going to sneeze!'' The text is also relevant to children's experiences, as in ``I is for illness (which nobody likes) / J is for Junk--rusty beds and old bikes.'' Blake's zany watercolor illustrations, loosely outlined in black ink, are vibrant and whimsical. The oversized format and the large, bold print add visual appeal. Ages 2-5. (Sept.)
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-- With its rhyming text and hilarious watercolors, this oversized alphabet book is sure to charm the socks off young children. ``A is for Apples, some green and some red/ B is for Breakfast we're having in bed.'' This rhythmic movement flows throughout the text, with the rhymes creating scenes of great fun, such as ``L is for Legs that we wave in the the air,'' with an illustration of an adult and three children all standing on their heads. Every letter offers a good chuckle, some even an outburst of laughter, as Blake invites his readers to giggle over his crazy characters and detailed artwork, splashed on the page in his usual lighthearted manner. A sure delight for all young children, and an important addition to the concept book arena. --Leslie Barban, Richland County Public Library, Columbia, SC

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849416887
Publisher:
Red Fox
Publication date:
04/01/2013
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
767,695
Product dimensions:
9.17(w) x 11.26(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

QUENTIN BLAKE has been drawing ever since he can remember. He taught illustration for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art, of which he is an honorary professor. He has won many prizes, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration, the Eleanor Farjeon Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal, and in 1999 he was appointed the first Children's Laureate. In the 2013 New Year's Honours List he was knighted for services to illustration.

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