26 LETTERS AND 99 CENTS (MULBERRY BOOKS) by Tana Hoban
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26 LETTERS AND 99 CENTS (MULBERRY BOOKS)

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Two books in one: a flip-over with an alphabet book at one end, a counting book showing coins used for amounts up to 99 cents at the other. This is elegant simplicity at its best. Using the basic colors of a new box of kindergarten crayons, Hoban chooses brightly enameled upper-and-lower-case letters and figures whose forms resemble those taught to beginning writers. Each letter is accompanied by one easily recognized object (egg, goldfish, umbrella); coins representing each amount up to 30 cents plus 35, 40, 45, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 and 99 cents are shown in as many as three combinations for a given amount. The organization of each page into four blocks gives the design rhythm, coherence and consistency. The quintessence of first alphabet and money books, produced with grace and style.
Pub Date: March 16th, 1987
ISBN: 068814389X
Page count: 41pp
Publisher: Greenwillow
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 15th, 1987




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