The Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of On Market Street captures the delectable garden of Pierrot, the medieval clown, in an imaginative, horticultural journey through the letters of the alphabet.
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Ages 3-6. Originally published in 1992 as a Golden Book and now issued in a sturdier format, Lobel's picture book concerns the white-garbed Pierrot, who decides to gather gifts from his garden to take to his friend Pierrette. From asparagus and beets, eggplant and flowers, quince and rhubarb to the ukelele and the vase fortuitously found under a tree, he loads his gifts onto his zebra and takes them to his friend, who greets him with open arms. Simple and pleasing, the colorful line-and-wash artwork has a welcoming quality that will appeal to preschoolers, whether or not they care about the ABCs or vegetables. A charming alphabet book for libraries with room for one more, this is also something teachers will want for units on the alphabet or growing things. Carolyn PhelanFrom Kirkus Reviews:
Another enchanting alphabet from the illustrator of On Market Street (1981, Caldecott Honor). A diminutive Pierrot packs a gigantic basket with produce for his friend Pierrette-- ``Asparagus,'' ``Beets,'' ``Flowers,'' exotics like ``Indian figs'' and ``a Pineapple,'' and finally a ``Ukelele'' and a ``Xylophone'' so that they can share music at their picnic, plus a ``Zebra'' to carry it all to Pierrette. Lobel's bright-colored illustrations are merry and decorative, with Pierrot's traditional costume ballooning around him as he gathers lettuces and mushrooms as large as he is. Charming. (Picture book. 3-7) -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Book Description Golden Books, 1993. Book Condition: Good. First edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP15408989
Book Description Golden Books, 1993. Book Condition: Fair. First edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP90627129
Book Description Golden Books/Artists and Writers Guild. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear and the pages have only minimal creases. Bookseller Inventory # G0307175510I3N00
Book Description Golden Books. Book Condition: Very Good. . Very Good dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # A10B-01134
Book Description Golden Books, 1993. Book Condition: Good. First edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP94517174
Book Description Artist & Writers Guild Books, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Hardcover. Sound & nice copy, light edgewear. Jacket has moderate rubbing/edgewear & chipping, not price clipped. Bookseller Inventory # 17167n
Book Description Golden Books/Artists and Writers Guild, 1993. Oversize hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. 10.30 X 8.10 X 0.60 inches. Bookseller Inventory # 367365
Book Description GOLDEN BOOKS PUBLISHING CO INC. HARDCOVER. Book Condition: GOOD CONDITION. Bookseller Inventory # IM62883
Book Description Golden Books, 1993. Library Binding. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0307175510
Book Description Golden Books, New York, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition First Printing.  p. 26 cm. One small impression mark on upper board. Else fine. Inside pages clean, bright, unmarked. Dustjacket has some light edgewear, moreson along top edge. A few scratch marks. Illustrated in ink and watercolours by Anita Lobel, the wife of the late children's book writer Arnold Lobel. An alphabet book featuring Pierrot, the medieval clown, who arranges an enormous gift basket for his lady Pierrette, with fruits and vegetables from the garden, one for each letter. Bookseller Inventory # 570