Review: Alison Jay’s “ABC: A Child’s First Alphabet Book”

by writereaderly

alison jay abcThe illustrations in this alphabet book are just gorgeous. Fantastic (in the sense of ‘fantasy’) paintings of critters and the real world, looks like cracked-veneer oils, simple enough for the kiddies’ to play Spotto and rich enough for the adults to linger and wonder about the connections between the images. Just lovely. Recommended.

Where it came from: KT’s bookshelf
Time and manner of reading:
Intra-socialising read at KT & JT’s house
Where it went: Home
Reminds me of/that: Sometimes beauty is enough
Who I’d recommend it to:
Kiddies’ adults who want a book with something for them
Also reading: Being Alive edited by Neil Astley; Tête-á-Tête by Hazel Rowley