Abstract Alphabet by Paul Cox
An Animal ABC

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An alphabet is a set of symbols. If the symbols were different from the letters we know would they still spell words? In this unusual ABC book, colorful shapes make up the alphabet and a sturdy fold-out key is included to help readers decipher the word puzzles on each page. One clue: each word is the name of an animal and the twenty-six different letter combinations are in alphabetical order. Do the shapes spell out ape? ant? bull? bear? cat? cod? In a playful homage to modern art, the graphic letter combinations that make up this mesmerizing menagerie will captivate readers and art lovers of all ages.

 

About Paul Cox

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Paul Cox has illustrated numerous books for children and adults, and his drawings have been published in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and other periodicals. He lives in Sussex, England.
 
Published March 1, 2001 by Chronicle Books. 64 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Experienced spellers may well rethink reading in this provocative alphabet, originally published in France as Animaux, which substitutes abstract shapes for famil

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Experienced spellers may well rethink reading in this provocative alphabet, originally published in France as Animaux, which substitutes abstract shapes for famil

May 07 2001 | Read Full Review of Abstract Alphabet: An Animal ABC

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