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Alphabet City: 05/23/08
Alphabet City is one Sean's first books. I gave it to him for his first Christmas. Now that he's older and learning to read, he has rediscovered this book for its creative look at the alphabet.
Alphabet City is a picture book, made up of twenty-six urban paintings. Each painting is an illustration of a letter from the alphabet. Some are more obvious than others. The letter C, made from the shadow cast along the edge of a rose window is the most dubious letter representation; it would have made a better O than C.
Stephen Johnson's picture book was a 1996 Caldecott Honor Book. There is a companion book called City by Numbers that I would like to get sometime for Sean.
Comment #1: Sunday, May, 25, 2008 at 10:27:51
We have this book in our house, too. I really love it, and so does my three year old!
Comment #2: Sunday, May, 25, 2008 at 15:35:11
It's such a beautiful way to teach the ABC. Happy reading."
Comment #3: Monday, May, 26, 2008 at 12:08:02
Mom Unplugged says:
Thanks for the link to my review. It is a shame that this book is not more well-known!
Comment #4: Monday, May, 26, 2008 at 09:46:10
"You're welcome. I'm trying to get all my reviews linked up to other blogs as part of The Weekly Geeks challenge from a couple weeks ago."
Comment #5: Wednesday, March, 10, 2010 at 12:55:14
can't wait to start using it. what a great items to discover!
thanks for sharing
Comment #6: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 19:53:25
There is also City by Numbers which does the same thing but with numbers.