An Artist's Alphabet

  • Title: An Artist's Alphabet
  • Author: Norman Messenger
  • ISBN: 9780763681234
  • Page: 374
  • Format: Hardcover
  • An Artist s Alphabet Readers will be mesmerized by these surreal and gorgeously rendered alphabet letters cleverly shaped from flora fauna and At first glance this elegant alphabet book showcasing both upper and lowe
    Readers will be mesmerized by these surreal and gorgeously rendered alphabet letters, cleverly shaped from flora, fauna, and .At first glance, this elegant alphabet book showcasing both upper and lowercase letters seems to follow a familiar formula There s an acrobat standing atop a horse to form a big letter A and another curled under herself to make a small one ThReaders will be mesmerized by these surreal and gorgeously rendered alphabet letters, cleverly shaped from flora, fauna, and .At first glance, this elegant alphabet book showcasing both upper and lowercase letters seems to follow a familiar formula There s an acrobat standing atop a horse to form a big letter A and another curled under herself to make a small one There s a colony of beetles attached to the leaves they ve munched, creating a big and a small letter B But then comes the letter C, made of sea waves evoking the artist Hokusai Or a lowercase I in the form of a pen that has left an ink smudge, or two kingly beasts that create the letter K And what of the many letters, equally fantastical and fascinating, whose associations are left to the viewers imaginations Ingenious and intriguing, beautiful and full of stunning detail, this is an alphabet book sure to invite many repeat explorations.

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    About Norman Messenger


    1. Norman Messenger is the author illustrator of Imagine, among other books A highly regarded illustrator, he is a founding member of the Association of Illustrators in Great Britain, where he lives.


    730 Comments


    1. I was disappointed in this. I thought that I would love it. I did like it but I didn’t think it was great.I appreciate how both capital and lower case versions are shown for each letter. I can’t say that I was a fan of the art style but I loved some of the creativity shown in making the letters. Some pairs/letters were better than others. There were a few genius pairs and one where I couldn’t even see the capital letter for the pair (N) no matter how hard I tried. I think my favorite was f [...]

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    2. An alphabet made up of a wide assortment of imaginative illustrations.I really have no idea how kids will react to this one. Some of the pages seem to have a correlation between the letter and the object that makes up the letter, others, if they are related are not abundantly clear (D features a fat catrhaps the breed starts with d? I don't know, and I doubt little kids will.) There is no guide in the back. So this seems aimed at more the art appreciation crowd instead of the kids learning their [...]

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    3. This is an art book that keeps on giving - letters are formed from animals, everyday objects, or landscape features like trees or clouds but the more you look, and the more you learn about art, the more you'll see. Insects invoke the early scientific illustrator Mary Sybilla Meriam - the waves on the cover reference Hokusai. At a stretch, you can see Donald Judd, Escher, all manner of medieval manuscripts, and that guy whose standing steel sculptures killed a man at the Walker once. Richard Serr [...]

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    4. Beautiful watercolor paintings transform the letters of the alphabet into stunning works of art. This is a great book to inspire the imagination.

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    5. A bit obscure for an alphabet book. Gorgeous illustrations, but some of the objects depicted seem to have nothing to do with the letter they are forming. I wanted more visual clues or a revealing list at the end.

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    6. Self-indulgent. There are so many beautiful alphabet books already; this seems pointless. B is for Caterpillar?!

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    7. Like the art style of his other books extremely rich, imaginative and surreal way to learn about the alphabet.

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    8. They have been a part of literature for centuries, a gathering of the twenty-six letters of our alphabet. These books are not only a means of learning the letters but practicing the sounds of each. Usually the upper and lower case letters are displayed with items beginning with each letter. Over the years the titles have become more elaborate using phrases, sentences and poems. Sometimes a story will unfold as each letter is introduced. Or the letters may be a means of acquainting readers with a [...]

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    9. Messenger, Norman An Artist’s Alphabet, PICTUREBOOK. Candlewick Press, 2016. $17.99. Content: G. A beautiful spread of each letter of the alphabet, both upper and lower case, represented by animals, nature and objects. The artist has also included a lined paper example of each letter (to practice handwriting?) But, it’s not a regular alphabet book. Some letters are interpreted by objects which begin with that letter, like acrobats and eels, but other letters require more imagination and stud [...]

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    10. This is not your ordinary alphabet book, this is a book that will make you admire the detailed illustrations on about any topic you can think of; nature, circus artist, tools, and more. It is also one of those books that could be looked at multiple times to find more detail. Every letter is represented by a capital letter and a lower case letter. Most letters have a two page spread and include a simple san serif letter as a sample placed on lines in a box to separate it from its surreal illustra [...]

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    11. Watercolor and pencil drawings in luminous muted tones depict the letters of the alphabet. Letters consist of elements of nature, architecture and the imagination. Readers will ponder the connection between the letter and its illustrative elements. The letter C, which graces the book jacket, is rendered in a Hokusai-like curling ocean wave. The book cover under the jacket shows the letter R, which is imagined as the negative space between tree branches. Both are gorgeous renderings of letters; b [...]

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    12. A beautiful spread of each letter of the alphabet, both upper and lower case, represented by animals, nature and objects. The artist has also included a lined paper example of each letter (to practice handwriting?) But, it’s not a regular alphabet book. Some letters are interpreted by objects which begin with that letter, like acrobats and eels, but other letters require more imagination and study to notice the ink spot in I or the negative space making an R. A beautiful example of an alphabet [...]

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    13. What serendipity that I just discovered Norman Messenger's Imagine last week, and now this new book by him is a trip of imagination through the alphabet. Each letter, upper and lower case, is created with gorgeous renderings of nature's animals and plants and man-made, curious structures. One of my favorites, my own name's initial L is a capital letter quite tall boot, and a package of laces for that boot for the lower case. On these pages are serpents and trees, tools and chains, and quite tall [...]

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    14. This ain’t your usual ABCedary. Artist Norman Messenger has created beautiful watercolor and pencil artwork to demonstrate upper- and lower-case letters in the alphabet. Kids will connect with some right away – the acrobats demonstrating the letter A, the eels for the letter E – and some will take some thought. Bold, black upper- and lower-case letters in a lined box on each page will help developing writers get an idea of scale for their letters. The only thing that would have made this p [...]

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    15. Beautiful, but more of a coffee table book than a picture book. The letters are formed from all matter of natural and fantastical drawings, and this could prompt discussion about what they are and do require a more mature eye to discern than many picture books that are designed to develop letter recognition skills.

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    16. This stunningly beautiful alphabet book provides readers a deeper look at everyday objects and people, re-imagined as lower and upper case alphabet letters, painted in muted water colors. Each page spread includes a small box with notebook paper lines to demonstrate proper written letter placement. A gorgeous book for either an art class discussing found object art, or a Kindergarten room.

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    17. A wordless alphabet book with upper and lower letters with beautiful motifs.

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    18. Trippy and beautiful take on the alphabet book form.

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    19. Sophisticated, surreal, and stunning.

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    20. Lives up to its name and is a wonderful book to spend some time with.

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    21. Stunning illustrations. The ones that don't follow the conventional idea of an alphabet ensure that the reader will spend a lot of time talking about what the artist means.

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