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The City ABC Book

3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·  rating details  ·  38 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Every large city is filled with sights and sounds and lots and lots of words. But have you ever looked at the city itself? At the shapes created by wood, concrete, metal and paint? A keen eye and a little inspiration are all it takes to discover a hidden alphabet among the architecture of a bustling metropolis. The City ABC Book features dramatic black-and-white photograph ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published February 1st 2003 by Kids Can Press (first published 2001)
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Doesn't it seem like you are always looking for the book with letters outlined in shots of the city...or is that just me remembering montages on Sesame Street that did that? Print awareness.
The City ABC Book by Zoran Milich outlines in red the letters of the alphabet from photographs taken around the city. Lower and upper case letters appear for each letter below or across from each photo. I especially liked the gatepost i and drainpipe y.

On re-reading this I am increasing my rating. By outlining each letter, Milich makes it easy for pre-readers and readers to locate each letter. Milich does a good job of finding the alphabet in the urban environment, though he does have to resort
I kind of saw this as an artistic find-the-abc in everyday objects coffee table book. The author, who lives in Toronto, gas outlined every letter of the alphabet in red with a black and white background. The result are beautiful photographs. I hope I am able to do something like this with a camera.
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This was a fun book. It's amazing the imagination of authors who come up with creative ideas such as these. I would love to incorporate this with a group of children by taking a tour in thecity and having them find letters too.
My four year old son loves this book! The best part is that he loves reading it to other people!
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