From A is for "Alligator" to Z is for "Zebra," these pages reveal a zooful of colorful animal images from the award-winning Christopher Wormell. Here's an artful way to learn the alphabet and to experience Wormell's exceptional printmaking style.
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PreSchool-K-- Each letter of the alphabet is portrayed by both unusual and familiar animals through the use of dramatic woodcut prints. The right-hand page contains the animal's picture, which is boldly framed with a broad, black line. Its facing page displays the letter to be emphasized as well as the animal's name. Both upper- and lower-case letters are done in large typeface. Most of the animals are portrayed in earth tones of golds, browns, rust, and black, with an occasional use of red, purple, or sea green playing with the use of light and shadow and lending consistency and cohesion. Small prints of the animals and their upper-case letters form a unique table of contents. Wormell concludes with an index, which repeats the prints with their lower-case letters. The rich, heavy cream-colored paper and a dark green cloth cover contribute to the book's appeal. A handsome, highly useful choice. --Mary Lou Budd, Milford South Elementary School, OH
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From alligator to zebra, including the umbrella bird and xenops, the animals in Wormell's alphabet are depicted on ivory backgrounds in striking linoleum prints. Thick black lines surround muted colors--a swan glides through dappled waters; a plumed, red-breasted quetzal perches on a branch; a hippopotamus stands before inky waters. The design and typography of the book, like the Helprin/Van Allsburg Swan Lake , is elegant. A circus-poster tiger stares out from a bookplate on the dark green cloth cover; embossed gold letters adorn the spine. Wormell's prints are masterfully executed, but his animals are staid and somber--perhaps more suitable for a reader interested in a coffee-table art book than for a child exploring the world of letters and animals. All ages.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Running Press, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111561387045
Book Description Running Press, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB1561387045
Book Description Running Press, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1561387045