GRETCHEN'S ABC by Gretchen Dow Simpson


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Age Range: 5 & up
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 A painter (50 New Yorker covers) presents a series of square, full-page paintings, each captioned only by a lowercase letter. Even the close-up views and focus on elegant design rather than on literal representation of subjects like a staircase, a train track, or rowboats won't stymie most viewers, but--just in case--there's a key at the end. The paired paintings harmonize well; the sophisticated structure of the pairings even leads the eye from left to right. Like Hoban's photo books, unusual, provocative, and enriching. (Picture book. 5+)

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1991
ISBN: 0-06-025645-1
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 1991