Books
You are looking at: Home : Books

Junior Book Club: February 2013

Junior Book Club reveals the top literary lovelies this month


Posted: 12 February 2013
by Fiona McKim


 2 of 5 

Alphabet by Alain Grée Button, £9.99, 2+

It’s no mean feat coming up with a fresh take on the well-worn ABC book formula, but très cool Parisian illustrator Alain Grée may just have pulled it off.

Using nostalgic Fifties-style illustrations to depict elements of the modern world, including an eco-friendly greenhouse and an iPad stargazing app, makes for a visual feast, full of hidden surprises revealed with each repeat browse.

Grée’s fondness for alliteration also throws up some brilliantly bizarre scenarios – how would your child
like to get aquainted with Ronnie, the rabbit who really likes reading? Or maybe Ian the Inuit boy who has received an invitation from India? A lush white ski-slope spread in rich saturated hues is the frosting on the cake for adults with an eye for visuals

Next page


Previous Article
Meet Old Bear author Jane Hissey
Next Article
Harry Potter and Wimpy Kid amongst children’s top 10 books



TwitterStumbleUponFacebookDiggRedditGoogle

Discuss this story

Talkback: Junior Book Club: February 2013

First Name:
Last Name:
Email:
Security Image:
Enter the code shown:

I agree to the site's Terms and Conditions & Code of Conduct: