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Alphaprints: ABC Spiral-Bound | September 24, 2013
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A new take on an ABC book, Alphaprints: ABC is a charming and creative book which will delight children and parents alike. All of the letters of the alphabet are illustrated using colored finger and thumb prints, turned into animals with the addition of simple illustration. The pictures are described using imaginative, rhythmic text which is fun to read and to listen to. A clever and engaging way to teach babies and toddlers their ABCs.
From ant to zebra, this abecedarian board book collects 26 animals. While the animals are familiar, Ryan's portraits stand out, combining embossed thumbprints for animal heads and bodies with unexpected photographic elements. "I is for Iguana/ That loves to climb trees," opens one spread; the iguana's spines consist of crayon tips, while a neighboring jellyfish has gummy worm tendrils. A unicorn with an ice-cream cone horn and a newt with fried-egg eyes also pop up in this quirky, eye-catching collection.
Roger Priddy's passion for educating children through fun, informative and engaging books has led him to create some of publishing's most enduring and successful non-fiction early learning books. Roger lives in London with his wife and four children, who have been the inspiration behind many of his best publishing ideas.