Description - Tomorrow's Alphabet by George Shannon
A is for seed, B is for eggs, C is for milk -- what's going on here? The seed is tomorrows Apple, the eggs are tomorrows Birds, the milk is tomorrows Cheese! Explore a wonderful world of possibility with an imaginative alphabet puzzle that encouraged young readers to look beyond the obvious.
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(262mm x 312mm x 12mm)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
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Shannon (April Showers, 1995, etc.) has created an alphabet book that demands of readers imaginative, often arbitrary leaps, from what is to what will be. "B is for eggs - tomorrow's BIRDS" and "R is for grapes - tomorrow's RAISINS." Wheat to flour, clay to pot, caterpillar to moth: Most of the letter play will spark recognition, but the associations of a few are fairly oblique for ABC readers. A is for seed, which becomes an apple, but that's a mighty long botanical road; G sits next to bulbs that become a garden, even though it looks more like a simple cluster of daffodils. "U is for stranger - tomorrow's US" will have a lot of little wheels spinning in vain, and the distance between "X is for foot - tomorrow's X-RAY' is almost unbridgeable. Crews brings to each page his elemental, suggestive brushwork: ketchup that is thick and rich and hard to shake out of the bottle, water that is splashy and cold. (Kirkus Reviews)
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