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ABC Dream - by Kim Krans (Hardcover)

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Highlights

  • This stunning and innovative alphabet picture book will dazzle little ones and engage the adults who share it with them!
  • 3-7 Years
  • 11.1" x 7.5" Hardcover
  • 48 Pages
  • Juvenile Fiction, Concepts

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About the Book



Drawings of creatures and natural wonders introduce the letters of the alphabet.



Book Synopsis



This stunning and innovative alphabet picture book will dazzle little ones and engage the adults who share it with them! Each page is dedicated to a letter, and clever alliterations are packed into each ink-and-watercolor spread. This gem comes to us from Kim Krans, the creator of The Wild Unknown--a lifestyle website offering prints, calendars, and more.



Review Quotes




"An exceptionally well-executed, gorgeously illustrated alphabet book full of delightful surprises."
--Booklist starred review

PW
Newcomer Krans's wordless alphabet book creates an atmosphere of meditative calm. She works in black ink, devoting meticulous attention to each object, drawing hedgehog quills and jellyfish tendrils with something like scientific precision. An apple, pierced with two arrows, balances atop the letter A. An apple core below attracts ants, and in another bonus the A is argyle. B has a butterfly, a branch, and a braid of dark hair tied with a blue bow. Some letters get full spreads: for F, a fox gazes up at two large goldfish, who swim above it in a way that makes the page seem, bewitchingly, to be made of water. Ferns appear in close-up, and fireflies flicker around the edges. Working together, parents and children will find many things to name and talk about. Even those who go through the book alone may find themselves involuntarily identifying items in the drawings just for the fun of it. A list of objects (and actions) in the back will settle any questions that arise; the unicorn, it points out, is upside-down. Ages 3-7. Agent: Meg Thompson, Thompson Literary Agency. (Jan.)

KIRKUS REVIEW
A wordless alphabet book becomes an identification game.
It's the ink-and-watercolor illustrations that set this apart from others of its ilk, with striking page compositions that will engage readers. Each capital letter dominates the page, most in double-page spreads and often decorated, with white backgrounds that dramatize the objects it stands for. At first glance there seems to be only one or two items per letter. On a closer look, other items appear. On top of the letter A, for instance, are two arrows piercing a whole apple, while at the bottom, scads of ants attack an eaten apple core. Kids will easily name the apple, ants, and arrows but are likely to miss the argyle plaid that fills in the letter. Other letters are also textured with fabrics or wood. There aren't many surprises for the "difficult" letters: Q is for Quail, Quarters, Queen, and Quilt pattern; U is for Unicorn (depicted Upside-down); X is for X-ray; Y is for Yarn; and Z is for Zigzag, Zinnia, and Zebra. Even when the items depicted are fairly unimaginative, though, the execution is superb, and the Goose sitting in Grass watching Grasshoppers gambol on the G makes up for a lot. A two-page key at the back identifies each of the items.
On the whole, sophisticated, subtle, and stunning. (Alphabet book. 5-8)



About the Author



KIM KRANS is an artist, writer, and yogi living in Portland, Oregon with her husband, Arjan. Kim is the creator of the New York Times bestselling tarot deck, The Wild Unknown Tarot. Find more of Kim's drawings, books, and other modern tools for self-reflection at thewildunknown.com, or visit her pe​rsonal website at kimkrans.com. ​
Dimensions (Overall): 11.1 Inches (H) x 7.5 Inches (W) x .5 Inches (D)
Weight: .9 Pounds
Suggested Age: 3-7 Years
Number of Pages: 48
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Concepts
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover
Author: Kim Krans
Language: English
Street Date: January 19, 2016
TCIN: 50275970
UPC: 9780553539295
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-2124
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.5 inches length x 7.5 inches width x 11.1 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.9 pounds
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