Humorous alliterative sentences help budding readers build vocabulary. . . . Bold illustrations on brightly colored pages provide a visual feast for the eyes in this well-executed concept book.
Simon Basher's new Basher: ABC Kids combines Basher's familiar pygmy clothespin-shaped people and globular critters, done up in bold colors set against pastel backgrounds, with tongue-twisting creative captions that anchor and reinforce the sounds of the featured letter and may extend the working vocabulary of early childhood education students. . . . Clever . . . humor[ous] . . . [and] inventive.
This is an alphabet book with a difference. By using the big, bright Manga-inspired illustrations, young readers, ages 3-6, can begin building up a vocabulary. . . .Upper and lower case letters and an A-to-Z alphabet line on each spread give children multiple tools to learn their ABCs with style and panache.
The funny and creative sentences will amuse kids! (Buckeyebookworm
[A]n unusually creative alphabet book. Here, Basher characters eat, bounce, dress up, dance, paint and more, all in the service of sentences in which every word begins with the same letter - and some words are significantly more advanced than the ones alphabet books typically contain. . . . The pictures are all quite cute, and a few are outstanding . . . A delightful undercurrent of absurdity keeps the book both surprising and amusing: . . . ABC Kids is both a fine way to learn (or relearn) the alphabet and a great chance to expand vocabulary while thoroughly enjoying some wonderful drawings.
[W]ill enrich and extend a young child's vocabulary. . . . Even with the numerous alphabet books available, this one is a standout and deserves a place in most collections.
This is a full-bore, graphically conspicuous abecedary. . . . Basher's party-colored artwork, boldly outlined images and china-doll faces . . . [grabs] the reader's attention with their chromatic visual pizzazz. . . . The choice of illustrative words is engagingly spot-on . . . with the right amount of challenge; indeed, a number will help build vocabulary as well as letter recognition. . . . And for all those friends of the letters j and x and z, it is a great pleasure for them to get pages of their own, rather than corralled in with the k's and y's.
About the Author
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.