The Reading Nook | Paul Thurlby’s Alphabet

by , posted on March 24th, 2014 in The Reading Nook

Paul Thurbly's Alphabet Review by Sandra Harris of Raincoast Creative Salon

So what’s so special about an alphabet book? Hasn’t it been done before? Well, yes it has. Often. But every once in a while you find a special treasure of a book that takes a well worn subject and turns it on its head. This is Paul Thurlby’s Alphabet.

Why is it original? First, the words chosen for each letter are not necessarily the usual ones. From A is for Awesome to J is for Jazz and Q is for Quicksand – nothing ordinary here. Second, the illustrations are done in a block-print retro style with the letters themselves acting out the word.

Paul Thurbly's Alphabet review by Sandra Harris

This book is a clever gift for your friends with littles and for your friends who love beautiful illustrations. You can even buy prints of the individual letters here.

It’s a children’s book that will stay on your bookshelf long after your littles are big.

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6 Responses to “The Reading Nook | Paul Thurlby’s Alphabet”

  1. Katie Says:

    March 24th, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    I was thinking how great those illustrations would look on the wall even before I read your last bit about prints being available. Love it!

  2. Jennifer Cooper Says:

    March 25th, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Yes, thanks for adding in that link to the print shop!

  3. Shalagh Hogan Says:

    March 26th, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Yes yes I love this. Thanks Sandra and Jennifer, you both are such a resource I feel very lucky. Fiona’s library will benefit.

    Sandra Reply:

    Kids deserve good books, both well written and well illustrated. Having a home library of even a few good picture books, and later, chapter books, is priceless.

  4. Melanie Biehle Says:

    March 31st, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Love this book. Nathaniel has his initials on his wall! Drew got them for me/us as a surprise gift while I was pregnant. :) LOVE.

    Sandra Reply:

    Lucky him!

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