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City Alphabet (Groundwood Books, 2009)

Synopsis


The urban landscape is alive with words. They appear in every locale, material, and form imaginable. Itís this intriguing aspect of the city that Matt Beam has captured in his photographs ó words spray-painted on walls, etched in concrete, carved into wood, stuck onto glass. He and Joanne Schwartz create a visually arresting alphabet book that documents the random occurrences of language all around us. The result is an edgy catalog of words from "art" to "zoo" that inspires readers to look more closely at their environments. This beautifully designed book is a small treasure for anyone who loves to explore the city in which they live.

"will immediately grab readers' attention ... encourages children to think about alternate ways of seeing their surroundings." - Publishers Weekly

"Most inspiring is the potential for youngsters to use this urban alphabet as motivation to go out and find words where they live, discuss their purpose, and hear their own city speaking to them" - School Library Journal

"artfully constructed ... will certainly have readers seeing their own cities with new eyes." Kirkus Reviews
City Alphabet
Other Books:
Last December (Front Street, US, 2009)
City Alphabet (Groundwood Books, 2009)
Can You Spell Revolution? (Dutton US, Fall 2008)
Earth To Nathan Blue (Penguin Canada, Spring 2007)
Getting to First Base with Danalda Chase (Dutton US, Spring 2007)
Can You Spell Revolution? (HarperCollins Canada, Fall 2006)
Getting to First Base with Danalda Chase (HarperCollins Canada, 2005)
To purchase one of Matt Beam's books, go to your local bookstore or visit the below links.

Last December (US)
Barnes & Noble
Amazon


City Alphabet
McNally Robinson
Kids Books
Amazon (US)
Barnes & Noble (US)

Earth to Nathan Blue
Kids Books
Chapters-Indigo
Amazon

Can You Spell Revolution? (US)
Amazon
Barnes & Noble

Can You Spell Revolution?
Chapters-Indigo
Amazon

Getting to First Base with Danalda Chase (US)
Amazon

Getting to First Base with Danalda Chase
Chapters-Indigo
Amazon