Thursday, September 13, 2012

Letters: Building an Alphabet with Art and Attitude by Peter N Liptak

This is one of the most interesting alphabet books I've seen.  The illustrations by Lynn Tsan are eye catching and amazing.

Mr. Liptak and Smith Publicity sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It has been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

The book comes in a slipcase, which is a nice touch.  I find this is almost more of an art book than a way to learn the alphabet.  If you have a child that appreciates art, I'm sure this book will catch their eye.

The illustrations are bright, some are teases that teach you how to "see" the letters lost in a forest of colors, and none of them are boring.  Here's a video of the presentation:  Illustrations Example  This is pretty fast and somewhat lengthy, so don't feel you need to watch it all.  It gives you a taste of the artwork.

Mr. Lipton uses alliterative poetry to talk about each letter.  The poems are good and they make you look at the alphabet in a new way.

This book could easily be a collectible.  Why not get a copy and visit these colorful pages yourself?  This is not a book you will forget.

Happy reading.

1 comment:

Shan said...

Just went to check this out, way cool!! Nice gift for a different kind of alpha book!!