An interactive alphabet book for the design conscious toddler!
This is an eye-pleasing object for the bookshelf. The long rectangular shape and the bold, graphic typeface make this an irresistible board book to pick up and play with.
After you punch out the chunky neon letters, assemble the simple words on the other side of the spread, or spell new words of your own.
My toddlers adore this novelty book and have been going back to it again and again. They can’t spell the words yet; however, for them it is a captivating jigsaw puzzle that is introducing them to the shapes of capital letters.
Published by Chronicle Books
Publishing date 8/3/16
Alphadoodler is an activity book children and typography nerds, created by graphic designer Jan Bajtlik.
The book is filled with activities for children to draw, scribble, cut, stick, paint and design.
The book is beautifully put together; it is exactly the kind of book that I want my children to get stuck into. They might have to prise it from my fingers first though.
Published by Tate Publishing.
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.
I love the wierd and wonderful world of the alphabet book. Here’s an interesting one from the American Museum of Natural History.