About the Author
Charles Ghigna (also known as Father Goose) lives in a treehouse in Alabama. He is the author of more than 100 award-winning books for children and adults from Random House, Capstone, Disney, Hyperion, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Abrams, Charlesbridge and other publishers. His poems appear in hundreds of magazines from The New Yorker and Harper's to Cricket and Highlights. He is a former poetry editor of the English Journal and nationally syndicated feature writer for Tribune Media Services.
Ag Jatkowska has been drawing and playing with color ever since she can remember. She loved to create as a child and dreamed of being an artist from a very young age. Ag now lives in Bath and works as a full-time illustrator and she has been dealing with illustration, graphic design, greeting cards, stationery and photography.
Ag graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk (Poland) with a MA in Graphic Design and Illustration.
She really enjoys illustrating children and animal characters, creating their personalities visually, and making them come alive on the page.
She has produced illustrations for various publishers.
In her spare time she loves to discover new places, spending time with her husband and her little son, she loves children books, film, yoga and chocolate.
More of her work can be seen via her blog: www.agjatkowska.blogspot.com and her website: www.agnieszkajatkowska.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
There are so many alphabet books out there that it is really difficult to come up with a creative new way of delivering the same information. But The Alphabet Parade does a pretty good job of giving children something they haven't seen before. The things chosen to represent each letter of the alphabet all fit under the parade or circus theme. The text is written in rhyme, and it's done very well. Other than Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, I haven't seen any other rhyming alphabet books that I actually enjoyed reading to my kids. The illustrations really made this book. They are bright, fun, and energetic. AG Jatkowska's style is warm and cute, perfect for the toddlers that will be reading this book. Overall, this is a great choice for an alphabet book. Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
The Alphabet Parade by Charles Ghigna My rating: 4 of 5 stars What a beautifully illustrated book that can engage children on many different reading levels. The Alphabet Parade by Charles Ghigna takes you on a parade through the alphabet from A to Z. Younger kids can enjoy the pictures, older can recognize the letters, and those a little older can pick out more sight words and read along. My daughter had so much fun helping read this book aloud that we read it twice.