Basher by Simon Basher
ABC Kids

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Using creative alliteration, his signature Manga-style artwork, and his eye for clever design, Simon Basher brings a fresh approach to reimagining the alphabet. Each spread of Basher: ABC Kids brings a new letter, a new friend, and some hilariously imaginative action. From Arthur, whose angry ant ate apples, to Maude whose mean monkey makes marvelous milkshakes, to Vera who vacuums vegetables, and Zak who zaps zeppelins, each page of this book begs to be turned to see what's coming next.

 

About Simon Basher

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Simon Basher is the creator/illustrator of the best-selling informational book series that include The Periodic Table,  Biology, and Astronomy. His illustration stye is described as a synergy of European graphic design and Japanese Manga character creation.
 
Published April 26, 2011 by Kingfisher. 64 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books.

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Grouped into “Veggie Munchers,” “Meat Crunchers,” “High-fliers” and “Water Lovers,” 26 dinos and proto-reptiles each step up in turn to flex their attributes: “I’m one happy swimmer—a fish-chasin’, air-breathin’, fully oceangoin’ reptile.

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After number 20 ("sleepy spiders"), there's a review of each number, taking four pages.

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This is a full-bore, graphically conspicuous abecedary.

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Publishers Weekly

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As Basher's series moves beyond science into other subjects, this ABC book provides a stylish introduction to the alphabet while building vocabularies. His chunky cartoon illustrations are front and c

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Adding to the Basher Basics series of small-format guides, Basher introduces readers to dinosaurs, organizing them by common characteristics.

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The Wall Street Journal

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More hip pop-art science from Basher and Green, though here the collaborators may have "bytten" off more than they can ...

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City Book Review

The bright, stylized, Anime-influenced drawings splash happily across each spread – a spread for each number one through twenty.

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BellaOnline

In the Biology book, Sperm, for instance, says, “I'm a little guy with a big job.” For those who wish to consider the appropriateness of the books for younger children, he does get a bit more specific.

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The Shoreline Crew, Open-water Crew, Deep-down Dandies, Frosty Fellows and the Ocean Explorers offer first person narratives detailing their unique qualities and abilities.

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