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An Artist's Alphabet

Norman Messenger Norman Messenger

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Walker Books
01 March 2020
Children's & Educational; Picture books
A surreal and gorgeous alphabet book from exceptional artist Norman Messenger.

The ingenious Norman Messenger transforms the ordinary letters of the alphabet into extraordinary objects in this visionary collection of flora, fauna and more. This is a book for all ages to delight in and it would make a beautiful gift.

A stunner. Observer While parents puzzle over the meanings, small children will be tracing the curious shapes with their fingers - just as they ought to learn their letters. Wall Street Journal All ages will delight in this stunningly illustrated book which helps us to look at letters in unexpected ways. Parents in Touch
By:   Norman Messenger
Illustrated by:   Norman Messenger
Imprint:   Walker Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 300mm,  Width: 230mm,  Spine: 6mm
Weight:   305g
ISBN:   9781406392784
ISBN 10:   1406392782
Pages:   48
Publication Date:   01 March 2020
Recommended Age:   From 5 to 16 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Norman Messenger's reputation as an illustrator became established with work for books, magazines and design groups. His books for children include Annabel's House (winner of the US Redbook Award); Making Faces; Imagine and The Land of Neverbelieve. He was a founder member of the Association of Illustrators and lives in Gloucestershire.

Reviews for An Artist's Alphabet

While parents puzzle over the meanings, small children will be tracing the curious shapes with their fingers - just as they ought to learn their letters. * The Wall Street Journal * [..] a surreal book whose graphic brilliance includes arching caterpillars forming the letter B for butterfly, twisted twine for T and other clever mnemonics marrying shape with sound Children will look at it for hours. * New Statesman * a stunner * The Observer * Picture books are definitely not only for children - all ages will delight in this stunningly illustrated book which helps us to look at letters in unexpected ways; the words don't obviously match the letters, making you think. Exceptional and ingenious, Norman Messenger has transformed the alphabet into extraordinary objects in this visionary collection of flora, fauna and more. Not just capital letters either - lower case letters are cleverly juxtaposed to give thought-provoking illustrations. This is a Walker Studio book which will make a beautiful gift for any art-lover. Very clever. * Parents In Touch *


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