Alphabatics

written and illustrated by Suse MacDonald

Bold, splashy artwork shows each letter changing into an object beginning with that letter in this inventive Caldecott Honor book.

Boldly colored upper- and lower-case letters appear at the top left of every page. Below them, in a 3 or 4 image sequence, the letter becomes part of an object or scene on the facing page, with one-word labels. G becomes a giraffe, P becomes a plane, X becomes the mallets on a xylophone. This Caldecott Honor book is a unique and creative way to look at the alphabet.

The transformation process each letter goes through is fascinating and great for stimulating creative thinking and problem solving.