A fun alphabet for first, maybe second grade and up. The nifty artwork is made up partially or entirely out of letters in different fonts. The book gives some of the font names at the end of the book, but uses many more. The text uses a fantastic set of adjectives as well. Kids will definitely see more and more use of varied fonts online as well as in print, and will have access to those fonts in word processing programs and for downloading from the internet. Alphabeasties sends a good message - a writing's message is more than just the words. The font (and other layout elements) evoke feeling also. (Another good message- An "a" is not an "a" is not an "a" - to be literate in today's world, you need to be able to recognize far more forms of each letter than ever before!) Read for Bookstore/Library Explore assignment
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From an alligator made of aaa's to a zebra made of zzz's, the alphabeasties in this book are ingeniously built out of multiple typefaces. Adults and children will be engaged and delighted with the flaps, which lift to reveal 'beasties' for each letter of the alphabet.… (more)