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The City ABC Book

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  48 Ratings  ·  8 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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Christine
Jun 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
My four year old son loves this book! The best part is that he loves reading it to other people!
Rebecca
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.
Makaila Schmidt
Feb 19, 2017 rated it liked it
"The City ABC Book" by Zoran Milich takes the reader through the alphabet by displaying random black and white pictures places in the city and outlining the letter that could be made out of something in that place in red. For example, to show the letter "A", the author chose a picture of a door and outlined the window in red because it looked like an "A". This book helps young readers discover that many things can look like a letter, and will most likely have the reader noticing them in their da ...more
Maddie
Feb 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
“The City ABC Book” by Zoran Milich is an early reader’s ABC book that teaches children the letters of the alphabet. What makes this book unique is that all of the illustrations contain each specific letter hidden within them. Each page has a different letter of the alphabet and it would be a great way for children to become familiar with letters.

The illustrations throughout this book are black and white with the exception of bold red letters throughout. Each page is assigned a letter and withi
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David
Mar 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
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Rachel
Jun 02, 2009 rated it really liked it
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.
Alnora
Mar 27, 2009 added it
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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.
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