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An Alphabet by Oliver Jeffers
  

An Alphabet

Written by Oliver Jeffers
Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

Baby and Toddler   3+ readers   
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Buy a book by Oliver Jeffers and you become owner of a complete and perfect work of art. An Alphabet is so much more than an alphabet book. Each page features one object, one letter, one word, yet each is a story in itself and will prompt readers to fill in the background to these characters and things, or imagine what is going to happen to them next. Jeffers’s scribbly line fills each with movement – no jelly for example could be wobblier than the one that illustrates J. Characterisation is created through dots for eyes, just a line or blob for a mouth, and this is a triumph of simplicity and sophistication. A book for readers of all and every age. ~ Andrea Reece

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Synopsis

An Alphabet by Oliver Jeffers

From Astronaut to Zeppelin, this is no ordinary alphabet.... Boldly colourful, funny and specially adapted from Oliver Jeffers' highly-acclaimed Once Upon an Alphabet, winner of the CBI Book of the Year, this sturdy edition is perfect for younger readers.

Reviews

`...combines classic storytelling with stunning artwork. Parents and kids will love to read this again and again The Bookseller

Praise for 'Lost and Found':

`Beautifully illustrated, simple warm story...little children will love to share it. Carousel

`My picture book of the year, a joyful exploration of the power of friendship. Irish Independent

Praise for `How to Catch a Star':

`The best recent picture book by light years... stylishly spellbinding. Telegraph

`Hail to new talent... If only all picture books could be this good. The Bookseller

About the Author

Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers has won numerous awards and delighted millions of kids and parents alike with his beautifully hand illustrated stories.

Jeffers's picture books are wonderfully accessible. They explore themes of friendship, loneliness, independence and imagination. He has written and illustrated, or "made", as he prefers to put it, five hugely successful picture books. The first three - the "boy books" - feature a small boy who sets off on a series of daunting quests. How to Catch a Star (2004), the first of them, was inspired by a Brer Rabbit story he read as a child. In Lost and Found (2005) the boy heroically rows to the south pole for the sake of an unhappy penguin, and in The Way Back Home (2007) he rescues a young Martian whose spaceship has crashed on the moon.

The Heart and the Bottle is wholly compelling for the importance of its message and the brilliance of how that is conveyed in words and pictures. This is a book to return to time and time again says Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading4kids’ editorial expert.

Oliver Jeffers

Jeffers was born in Australia in 1977 and brought up in Belfast. He studied visual communication at the University of Ulster, and graduated in 2001. Jeffers became passionate about making picture books when he began to understand the subtle relationship between words and pictures – ‘that was what excited me. Until I got really involved, I hadn't realised how just a few words can totally change the meaning of a picture.’ Now living in New York, he works as a painter, designer, printmaker and installation artist, but remains very busy making picture books.

Did you know?

Oliver loves plastic food, suitcase handles and Elvis, and has developed a bizarre habit of endlessly writing lists he never reads. He remains hell bent on travelling all over the world.

You can see Oliver talking about his artwork in this video:

We have a super set of Oliver Jeffers activity pages to download :

Once Upon an Alphabet colouring in.

The Day the Crayons Came Home maze.

Incredible Book-eating Boy wordsearch.

Stuck wordsearch.

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Book Info

Format

Board book
28 pages

Author

Oliver Jeffers
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Author's Website

www.oliverjeffers.com/

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Publisher

HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

28th June 2018

ISBN

9780008220020

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