An Old-Fashioned ABC Book

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An alphabet book celebrating the art of Jessie Willcox Smith, whose popular illustrations were featured on the covers of "Good Housekeeping" throughout the 1920s and 1930s

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PreSchool-Grade 1-- Selections from Jessie Willcox Smith's artwork depicting an idealized childhood circa 1920--1930 have been turned into an alphabet book with a verse for each letter. The full-color drawings are charming and sentimental and the verses--although far from great poetry--reflect the nostalgic mood of the pictures. ("A is for Apple, all shiny and red. Ann picked a whole basket with big brother Ted.") As a book to help children learn the letters of the alphabet, this has limitations. The initial letters are set in small squares with traditional vine and leaf designs that contribute to the harmonious layout of the pages, but are not clear enough for easy recognition. It's a book more likely to please the large audience of adults who view childhood as a time of innocence. --Ann Stell, The Smithtown Library, NY
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Publishers Weekly:

To parents with treasured early editions of A Child's Garden of Verses or Heidi , Smith's soft, period illustrations will be very familiar. An artist for Good Housekeeping during the 1920s and '30s, Smith depicted children involved in pastimes reminiscent of a simpler era: playing marbles, building sandcastles, learning to sew, lying in a hammock watching the clouds drift by. Ashton provides a sweet, melodic text that is perfectly synchronized with Smith's pictures: "L is for Luggage packed up for a trip. Laura is all set for her journey by ship." Youngsters may miss the pizzazz and punch of more contemporary-feeling alphabet books, but parents and grandparents will find this beautifully designed book a welcome change of pace. Ages 3-8.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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