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8 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches
3 - 6
Why You Will Enjoy this ABC book
I believe books should teach or inspire; they should leave us different from how we were because we read or looked at them. This book has beautiful pictures. But in playfully finding alphabet letters in everyday objects, Ms. Alda urges us to look at things with more discernment and with more imagination. This is a delightful alphabet book to be enjoyed by the very young and by the adult who is sharing it with the child.
Arlene Alda, using her gift of observation and her camera lens, presents the letters of the alphabet as she finds them in the environment around her. This is a pre-school picture A B C nature book that encourages the reader to use his or her imagination to see letters in unusual places.
Arlene Alda, professional photographer takes pictures of things in the environment
that resemble alphabet letters. Each letter is represented by its own unique
and very imaginative full-color photograph. A is the profile of yellow sawhorse legs;
J is discovered in the hook of an upside down coat hanger. My favorite, K,
is two sticks sticking out of the water at 45 degree angles and the
reflection of those sticks. Presenting letters "outside the box" of the everyday
'A is for Apple' is a unique, imaginative visual tool for presenting the alphabet
to pre-school children. Arlene Alda's A B C can teach young children their abc's, but
perhaps more importantly, it encourages children's imaginations and capacities for
This book is no longer available from the publisher.
What Arlene Alda says about this book
I began wandering and taking photos of things in our environment that resembled alphabet letters. It was a visual game for me. ...How wonderful it was to recapture the excitement of those early discoveries, by looking around with a fresh vision. To see---as a child. Thatís what this book is all about.