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Presents the handshape for each letter of the American manual alphabet accompanied by an object whose name begins with that letter
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Laura Rankin is the creator of The Handmade Alphabet, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book, and Ruthie and the (Not So) Teeny Tiny Lie. She is the illustrator of many other books for children, including A Balloon for Isabel, by Deborah Underwood. She lives in Easton, Maryland.From Publishers Weekly:
From a hand grasping two asparagus stalks to a zippered sleeve tracing the letter Z, Rankin's alphabet book is a glorious success as it displays the American Sign Language alphabet. The colored pencil illustrations on charcoal paper of varied hues depict one letter on each page--a pencil's eraser rubs away at a hand that signs the letter E , an icicle is balanced on a pinky, a muscular hand makes a V while holding a valentine. The hands here are as diverse and individual as the objects surrounding them--a baby's chubby fingers grip plastic keys, matronly hands with magenta-polished nails form the letter N , vivid bones of a hand, seen in an X-ray, show off X . Rankin's prefatory note describes how her deaf stepson "gained more thorough undertanding and total communication" when he learned sign language at Gallaudet University. In her third book, the artist proceeds to expand the awareness of those in the hearing world in an exceptionally striking ABC that speaks in an eloquent language all its own. All ages.
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Book Description Dial, 1991. Condition: Very Good. illustrated edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP98034250
Book Description Penguin Publishing Group. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Seller Inventory # G0803709757I5N10
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1991. Condition: Fair. This book has hardback covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and markings, In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. No dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 2735231
Book Description Dial, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0803709757