Found Alphabet

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9780618442324: Found Alphabet

The ordinary becomes the extraordinary within the pages of Found Alphabet, a fantastic collaboration of Polish artists.

The four creators of Found Alphabet reside in Kraków, Poland. This is their first book published in the United States.

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Gr. 1-3. It's an alphabet book . . . it's poetry . . . it's a collection of photographs of found-object art! The objects, from airplane to zebra, are creative constructions of manmade and natural materials, including rusty wire, keys, antique clock faces, tin boxes, golden leaves, sugar cubes, and breadsticks. The accompanying poems are refreshingly nonsensical, most referencing the specific object. For example, the wings on the butterfly are toasted bread slices, and in the poem the insect can't fly because "Without butter they get dry." A wooden wolf is accompanied by the poem: "This wolf is quite a scary sight / His long, sharp teeth are sparkling white / I'm sure he'd eat you if he could / He can't because he's made of wood." Curiously, some entries are somewhat repetitive. For instance, H (house) and K (key) both feature poems about and pictures of keys. rain images and track-related poems are used for both E (engine) and T (train). Nonetheless, plenty of pleasant surprises abound here for young readers and art buffs alike. Karin Snelson
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