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Univ of Toronto Pr
From the startlingly unique imagination of Wallace Edwards comes an alphabet book like no other. Quirky, surreal and humorous, this collection of animal portraits is a visual feast for the eyes.
From the weird and wonderful imagination of an amazing new artist comes an alphabet book like no other. Kids will delight in discovering animals from A to Z living together in an old Victorian mansion. They'll meet an elephant in the ballroom playing with a model train, an octopus hanging from the foyer chandelier -- and even a zebra enjoying a soak in the bathtub! Using watercolours and colored pencils, Wallace Edwards has created a bizarre and luxurious world, rich in texture and detail. An engaging mix of art and alphabet book, Alphabeasts provides the basis for hours of animated discussion and quiet contemplation.

Baker & Taylor
A unique alphabet book combines lively text with strange illustrations, creating a surreal world that brings to life all of the animals, from A to Z, who live in an old Victorian mansion, from an elephant in the ballroom to an octopus hanging from the foyer chandelier.

& Taylor

Fanciful animals and rhyming text introduce the alphabet to young readers.

Publisher: Tonawanda, NY : Kids Can Press, c2002
ISBN: 9781553373865
Branch Call Number: JP FICTION EDWARDS
Characteristics: [32] p. : col. ill. ; 32 cm


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lms Jul 26, 2013

The illustrations in this picture book are absolutely stunning. Wallace Edwards was quoted as saying that "it didn't start as a book; it ws originally just a series of animal drawings to correspond to letters of the alphabet - a project that kept growing" ( see Toronto Star July 26th 2013 for full quote)

Dec 30, 2011

Beautiful illustrations with lots of detail and fun rhymes

Apr 01, 2011

Lovely artwork - lots of detail to discuss with children


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