I have two chaotic nephews who love to read (ages 1 and 3 respectively). I'm regularly hunting down books that cater to whatever they're obsessed with at the time and let me tell you, they can be tough little guys to please. But something they both love? Animals. And pulling my hair. But especially animals. This book is the whole package! Beautiful illustrations paired with lyrical prose, its perfect for little ones learning the alphabet. I myself wish I could buy some of these pictures as prints, but in the meantime I will happily settle for story time with my two favorite buds. — From Halley
A beautifully illustrated alphabet of the animal kingdom, brought to life with bold and stylish prints
From aardvark to zebra, this abecedarian collection of animals is sure to delight readers of all ages. Graham Carter’s unique illustrations blend printmaking and other art styles to create multilayered, textural pieces that can be pored over for hours. Each animal is also accompanied by a brief, lyrical description of its features.
About the Author
Graham Carter is an artist and printmaker who has worked in commercial illustration for more than fifteen years. His work has appeared in the Guardian and the Sunday Times. He was a director at the animation studio Ticktockrobot, where he developed a variety of animations. Graham Carter lives with his wife, Alice, son, Noah, and Mr. Bojangles the cat. He can often be found printing, sketching, and making a mess in his studio in the U.K.
Elegant, sophisticated digital illustrations combine alphabet letters with animal shapes in an art deco style that creates posterlike images. Complementing the artwork is the color palette filled with fancy shades from the more exotic reaches of an extra-large box of crayons. —Kirkus Reviews
Poetry and a smidgen of science combine for an effective alphabet picture book...A solid purchase, best used as a one-a-day exploration along with other subject-specific materials. —School Library Journal
This A to Z overview of the world’s animals is an absorbing panoply, ranging from common types like the bumblebee and fox to the exotic quoll (an Australian catlike creature) and the X-ray tetra (a translucent Amazonian fish). While there are abecedarians of animals galore, this one stands out due to its winning combination of facts, poetic language, and illustrations...This striking book invites multiple viewings. —Booklist
Carter’s stylized digital compositions have the impact of posters, incorporating bold colors and geometric angles and shapes...A strikingly illustrated alphabetical introduction to dozens of animals. —Publishers Weekly