Today I have two beautiful ABC books that feature photographic images. It was hard to choose one for the Picture Book of the Day but in the spirit of summer exploration, I had to go with The Alphabet of Bugs. Here’s hoping that your kids will discover some insect gems from this book in your garden (but not your house!).
The Alphabet of Bugs: An ABC Book with photography by Ann Cutting and design and alliteration by Valerie Gates
Now that spring is here, this beautiful collection of A to Z insects makes you want to get outdoors to spot them. Alliterative text makes for tongue twisting and also serves to identify each photograph.
I really love the design of the book; the backgrounds of each insect allow it to shine forth, balanced by an equally strong color on the opposite page that pulls from a shade in the bug. The large alphabet letter is also a good counterpart to the insect on the adjacent page.
In all, this is a beautifully, well conceived and executed book that highlights the diversity of insects around us. [picture book, ages 1 and up]
For those who want a multicultural alphabet adventure, let’s arm-chair travel together to Culebra, Puerto Rico with El ABC de Culebra, P.R./ The ABC of Culebra, P.R. by Juan C. Garavito Medina. This Kickstarter project was beautifully brought to life!
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