This is no ordinary alphabet book; this is the kind of alphabet book that Stephen Fry could have written – Atticus, the altruistic astronaut, Colossal Cornelius captures his companions with his camera, Daisy the diver dares a death-defying dip with dinosaurs.
Each of the letters of the alphabet is represented by a surreal and humorous alliteration and a whimsical, stylised illustration. As someone with a graphic design history, the book makes my mouth water with its perfect typesetting, abundances of vast white space and perfectly polished illustrations. As a teacher, I can see bags of potential for using it as a stimulus for creative writing.
If you know my blog well, you’ll know I’m a sucker for a decent alphabet book. This one has just sneaked into my top 5.
Published by Little Gestalten.