John Burningham's ABC
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John Burningham's ABC

3.22 of 5 stars 3.22  ·  rating details  ·  9 ratings  ·  3 reviews
At last! John Burningham's lavish alphabet book is available in a board book edition that's just right for the youngest audience.Bursting with vigorous color and robust forms that will capture kids' imaginations and help them to remember their ABC's, every spread is a feast for the eye and a springboard for the imagination. Each letter is accompanied by a dazzling illustra...more
Board book, 16 pages
Published August 17th 1999 by Crown Books for Young Readers (first published 1964)
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mostly pictures of a boy interacting with animals -- pushing an alligator in a stroller, riding a hippo...
Amanda Funnell
I have seen much better ABC books... This one really didn't catch my attention.
Shanna Gonzalez
This is a very nice ABC board book for introducing letters and associated objects to toddlers, in the traditional "A-apple, B-birds" format. The pictures are imaginative and amusing, making this one of the better examples of alphabet board books. This is good for introducing toddlers to the shapes and names of the letters, and beginning to introduce the concept of letter-and-object correspondence.
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Married to Helen Oxenbury They have one son and two daughters.

John Burningham was born in 1936 in Farnham, Surrey, and attended the alternative school, Summerhill. In 1954 he spent two years travelling through Italy, Yugoslavia and Israel, working at a variety of jobs.

From 1956-1959, he studied at the Central School of Art, after which he designed posters fo...more
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