An Artist's Alphabet by Norman Messenger

An Artist's Alphabet

Written by Norman Messenger
Illustrated by Norman Messenger

5+ readers   Art and Artists   Christmas Books 2016    3+ readers   
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The Lovereading4Kids comment

This stunning, beautifully produced book is from Walker Studio whose aim is to produce “books for book lovers” and this will surely spark an interest in those from the very young to the very old. Very much a visual book, the illustrations that accompany each letter are inspired not just by the phonic quality of the letter but also the shape. For example A is illustrated with an acrobat standing astride a horse’s back. Each poster sized page is a work of art with stunning drawings by Norman Messenger that have a surreal quality and are simply fascinating to look at. This will be a book for lovers of art, encouraging us to look at words, language and letters in a slightly different way.


An Artist's Alphabet by Norman Messenger

The ingenious Norman Messenger transforms the ordinary letters of the alphabet into extraordinary objects in this visionary collection of flora, fauna and more.

A Walker Studio book that all ages will delight in and a beautiful gift for an art-lover.

About the Author

Norman Messenger

Norman Messenger's reputation as an illustrator became established with work for books, magazines and design groups. His books for children include Annabel's House (winner of the US Redbook Award); Making Faces; Imagine and The Land of Neverbelieve. He was a founder member of the Association of Illustrators and lives in Gloucestershire.

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Book Info


48 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

6th October 2016




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