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ALPHABET MAGIC by Chuck Murphy


by Chuck Murphy & illustrated by Chuck Murphy

Age Range: 3 - 7

Pub Date: June 1st, 1997
ISBN: 0-689-81286-8
Publisher: Little Simon/Simon & Schuster

 Window peeping is encouraged in this alphabet book of 26 acetate openings; a letter labels each transparent window. By pulling a tab at the bottom of the page, a blind lowers and the letter seems to melt into the illustration behind it. J makes an appropriately curved tail for a jaguar perched on a limb, while B is transformed into a baby sitting in its crib. The illustrations are flat and generic; the pull-tabs will soon be mutilated in an institutional setting. What sells the book is the low-tech morphing of letters into images, and back into letters again. (Board book. 3-7)