From an alligator made of A\'s to a zebra made of Z\'s, the alphabeasties in this book are ingeniously built out of multiple typefaces. Sharon Werner and Sarah Forss\'s best-selling book is the recipient of many awards, including a Parents\' Choice Silver Award, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Best Books Award, and New York Book Show Merit Award. Alphabeasties and Other Amazing Types offers kids a wondrous and witty way to look at--and learn--the ABC\'s. $19.99 USD Publisher\'s Weekly STARRED REVIEW: No ordinary abecedarian, this typographical trip will wow design fans and suggest creative projects with letterforms. The book\'s introduction speaks affectionately of typefaces just like people, they look different and have different personalities before embarking on a thrilling spin through the alphabet. The first spread presents an alligato\'s silhouette, made up of capital and lowercase As, as the repeated word algae forms green strands around it. A bat shaped from gothic Bs holds vampire connotations; tall, skinny Gs evoke the height of a giraffe that hides behind leafy, vertical folds; and breathless italic Rs make a rabbit seem poised to leap. Werner and Forss, a debuting team of graphic designers, devote page borders to extra wordplay: a C becomes the curved back and tail of a cat, a K s extended foot kicks a soccer ball, a cursive L is a lasso and rounded Ps nestle in a pod. Innovations arrive several to a page, rewarding repeat visits and encouraging readers to muse on the power of type and all that letters and words can imply or insinuate. A Parents’ Choice Silver Award Winner Type Director’s Club 56 Award Winner Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Best Books Award New York Book Show Merit Award/Children’s Trade


  • 56 pages
  • 9 x 11.5 inches
  • children ages 4+
  • 4 colors
  • Jacketed Hardcover with 8 fold-outs

Rights available for...

  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Portuguese (Europe)
  • Dutch
  • French
  • Spanish

No downloads available