HANDSIGNS by Kathleen Fain

HANDSIGNS

A Sign Language Alphabet
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Age Range: 3 - 9
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 To introduce American Sign, ``the fourth most-used language in the United States,'' a simple alphabet, from anteater to zebra, in a generous square format that nicely accommodates appealing, handsomely designed color portraits of the animals- -quietly escaping their boundaries into the surrounding white space--plus, on each page, the appropriate letter (cap and l.c.) and a clear depiction of its handsign. The animals' names appear only in a glossary (not seen)--a real necessity for some of the more ambiguous (jack rabbit, vixen) or obscure (nautilus) species. Not as imaginative as Laura Rankin's The Handmade Alphabet (1991), but a useful addition to a small field and a fine illustration debut for Fain. (Picture book. 3-9)

Pub Date: June 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-8118-0310-4
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Chronicle
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15th, 1993




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