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Basher, Simon. (Author).
Book Book (2011.)
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Publisher: New York : Kingfisher, 2011.
3 of 5 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 current holds with 5 total copies.
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Beverly Main Children's Picture Books Child Picture Book BAS (Text to Phone) Long Overdue 06/11/2018
Peabody Main Children's Picture Books Child E/Basher (Text to Phone) Long Overdue 04/13/2017
Phillips OWHL Children's Collection - Age 0-3 Children's Collection B295AB (Text to Phone) Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780753464953 :
  • ISBN: 0753464950
Summary: Introduces the letters of the alphabet through illustrations and alliterative text that places characters in silly, humorous situations.
Alternate Title: Basher ABC kids
Citation: Basher, Simon. "ABC kids." New York : Kingfisher, 2011.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2011 May #1
    *Starred Review* There are many, many, many alphabet books. Yet this is the only one in which the letters are introduced by Basher's distinctive, adorable little icons, so that sets it apart right there. But there's more to this than just cute. The obvious care that has been put into the design, this format, and word choices is what makes book a delight. Visually, the oversize volume attracts instantly, with pages of pure, rich colors; spring-grass green, twilight purple, and tangerine orange are just a few of its heavenly hues. The left half of each double-page spread features an uppercase and lowercase letter. A sentence like Gertrude's greedy goat gobbles grapes appears at the top of the page, while the Basherites act out the words. Here, it's a girl tossing green grapes to a hungry little goat. On the right-hand page, the word Goat appears above the now-enlarged animal. Every spread has the alphabet running along the bottom of the right-hand page, with the letter in question highlighted, so learners can keep their place. Some may find the icons occasionally too stylized (and the bug on the B spread has only four legs), but others will call them innovative. Both parents and their children will love looking at this special alphabet book. Copyright 2011 Booklist Reviews.
  • Publishers Weekly Reviews : PW Reviews 2011 January #3

    As Basher's series moves beyond science into other subjects, this ABC book provides a stylish introduction to the alphabet while building vocabularies. His chunky cartoon illustrations are front and center, joined by heavily alliterative sentences ("Leonard's lobster loves licking lollipops"). Basher doesn't take shortcuts: the sentences (even Q, X, and Z) only use words beginning with the featured letter. Full-bleed pastel backdrops give the book the feel of a cheerily illustrated sheaf of construction paper; with inventive vocab on left-hand pages opposite pages focusing on one stand-alone image (like "dog" or "milkshake"), the book is appropriate for both beginning and developing readers. Smart fun. Ages 3–6. (Apr.)

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  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2011 March

    PreS-Gr 1—Basher, best known for his "Science Made Easy" series (Kingfisher), tackles material for the youngest learners. The illustrations are done in the artist's trademark style, a meld of European graphic design and Japanese character creation. Each letter is given a full spread on a brightly colored, uncluttered background. The verso features the letter, both in upper- and lowercase, and a sentence in which each word begins with it. The sentences contain familiar words, as well as those that will enrich and extend a young child's vocabulary. For example, "Arthur's angry ant ate apples," "Iris is irritable in icy igloos." The recto highlights a single word and a picture of an object from the sentence. At the bottom of the page is an alphabet with the featured letter underlined. Even with the numerous alphabet books available, this one is a standout and deserves a place in most collections.—Grace Oliff, Ann Blanche Smith School, Hillsdale, NJ

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