Award-winning artist Corinna Luyken inspires kids to move their bodies as they learn the alphabet with this playful approach to a fundamental concept.
Can you wiggle your wrists? Can you twist from your hips? Can you lean without bending your knees? Well then, follow me!
In this original ABC book that encourages readers to sit up and move, kids and grownups use their bodies to make the shapes of each letter (and observant readers will notice details on each page that represent those letters). Gloriously illustrated by the acclaimed creator of The Book of Mistakes and My Heart, this is a terrific new way to learn the alphabet.
About the Author
Corinna Luyken is the author/illustrator of three previous picture books, The Tree in Me (an NCTE Notable Poetry Book and Indie Bestseller), My Heart (a New York Times Best Seller), and The Book of Mistakes (which the Wall Street Journal called "sublime"), and the illustrator of several other books, including Patchwork, Adrian Simcox Does Not Have a Horse, Something Good, and Nothing in Common. She lives in Western Washington, near the Salish Sea, with her family.
"The illustrations are the real standout here, fluid and soft, a pale pastel palette setting the tone. All the people are dressed in white, allowing their unique features to stand out. The book’s greatest strength is its diversity—characters vary by ability, age, skin tone, and size, with a wide range of body types on display . . . an ode to the beauty of the human body." —Kirkus
"In a pictorial abecedarian whose visuals utilize the human form, Luyken draws white-clad figures with various abilities, body types, and skin tones contorting themselves into letters of the Latin alphabet . . . this illustrative work may well inspire similar movements." —Publishers Weekly
"In a message of acceptance and body positivity, this alphabet book encourages people of all ages and abilities to join in forming letters with their bodies. The soft illustrations include people with a variety of body shapes, ages, and skin and hair colors, plus people using wheelchairs and other assistive devices. This book also would be a natural to incorporate with movement programs for children." —Booklist