Backseat A-B-See by Maria van Lieshout

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Vroom! Vroom! From the backseat, what do you see? Whether on a cross-country road trip or a quick jaunt across town, there's no end to what a child can see from the backseat of a car. Using familiar road signs, this striking book introduces little ones not just to the alphabet but also to the world around them. Equally perfect for transportation-obsessed children and those just learning to read, this fresh and dynamic picture book will entertain and educate at home, in the classroom, and on the go.
 

About Maria van Lieshout

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Maria van Lieshout is the author-illustrator of several picture books, including Backseat A-B-See. She was born and raised in Holland and now lives in San Francisco with her husband and young son.
 
Published April 6, 2012 by Chronicle Books LLC. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books.

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The taxi-yellow car with a round child’s head in the backseat is viewed only on the first and last pages, while the crosswise, wide white dashes denote car lanes and roads, unifying the design throughout and suggesting motion on a trip.

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In a visual departure from van Lieshout’s previous books, this alphabetical tribute to road signs rolls along glossy black pages designed to look like highway blacktop with a dotted white center line.

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City Book Review

Backseat A-B-See is an alphabet book for the young navigator, featuring a road sign for each letter of the alphabet.

Apr 27 2012 | Read Full Review of Backseat A-B-See

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Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed We were great fans of PopArt where various artists and sculptors took ordinary objects from our everyday life and forced us to pay attention to all the things in our homes, ...

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“A – Airport, B – Bike Route, C – Children at Play.” Some offer more obscure signs such as Q – Quack with a duck crossing sign or R-rail.

Sep 26 2012 | Read Full Review of Backseat A-B-See

PreS—A perfect book for families on the go. It opens with a child in a car and the words "Vroom! Vroom!/From the backseat,/what do you see?" and proceeds to move through the a

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