Brian Wildsmith's ABC Board book – Sep 12 2014
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...This alphabet board book's freshness lies in the artist's free-form, devil-may-care way with paint. -- Parenting, February 1996
Wildsmith's brilliant illustrations, for which he won Kate Greenway medal, are sure to encourage pre-schoolers to learn their ABC's. -- School Library Journal, August 1996
From the Back Cover
Brian Wildsmith's ABC does more than introduce children to the alphabet. It welcomes them to a celebration of wonderful, free-spirited art. Wildsmith, one of the world's leading illustrators, was awarded the Kate Greenaway medal for this ABC book. Now more than 30 years later, it remains fresh, vibrant, and enticing. Share it with a child you love.See all Product Description
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While alphabet books are not as immediately appealing as story books, they are supposed to help with early reading. My experience with BRIAN WILDSMITH'S ABC certainly suggests that. I have been reading this both to my 10-month-old son and a 22-month-old friend for a month. Both enjoy it, especially my son.
The 22-month-old learned several words for the first time out of reading BRIAN WILDSMITH'S ABC. The vocabulary is a nice mix of familiar and unusual: armadillo, butterfly, cat, dog, elephant, fish, goat, horse, iguana, jaguar, koala, lion, mouse, nest owl, peacock, queen, rooster, snail, turtle, unicorn, violin, weasel, xylophone, yak and zebra.
While BRIAN WILDSMITH'S ABC is not one of the first books I reach for, I think it has been a good addition and will help my son learn to read.
Each letter has its own side of the book. The boo goes through all the letters of the alphabet assigning one illustration to each one. The illustrations are done in such a nice painterly fashion, that this book mixes education with art.
This is a great way to help introduce children to beginning sounds and phonics.