It's an ABC of urban objects and a much more successful presentation of both the alphabet and the characteristics of a city...

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A BIG CITY

It's an ABC of urban objects and a much more successful presentation of both the alphabet and the characteristics of a city which children notice than is Marguerite Walters' The City-Country ABC reviewed above. Only a couple of letters are descriptive (""Quacking duck in a pond in a park"") but none of these are really irrelevant. Objects which include Fire escape, Mailbox, Junk pile, Vending machine, etc. are clearly and singly presented in big, easily identifiable but stylized geometric shapes on pages of different colors. The grayish tones of all the colors used, the lack of ornamentation, and the wide open spaces, while striking, will be a temptation to children to crayon in their own decorations.

Pub Date: Aug. 1, 1966

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Harper & Row

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, 1966