ABC (Walk and See)

by Nosy Crow (Author) Rosalind Beardshaw (Illustrator)

Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
Series: Walk and See
This elegant alphabet board book will teach little ones all about nature. The talented Rosalind Beardshaw's beautiful illustrations and visual storytelling follow two children on a day in the countryside, bringing a narrative feel to this simple book for very young readers. The first in a series of seasonal concept books, this is a board book to visit again and again.
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Publishers Weekly

Two children--a pale redheaded boy and a girl with brown skin and curly hair--explore nature together in an alphabet book that quietly emphasizes independence and curiosity. Beardshaw makes use of the familiar "A is for..." structure, deviating from the format only once: "X is in eXamine," she writes as the children peer through magnifying glasses at a spider on the facing page ("W is for web"). Beardshaw's friendly mixed-media images are awash with details and textures for readers to "eXamine" themselves, and the children's discoveries--which include a grasshopper and hedgehog amid tall grasses, squirrels leaping among branches, tadpoles in a pond--should leave them ready to do some exploring of their own. Up to age 3. Agent: Heather Richards, Tallbean. (Feb.)

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Review quotes

Nosy Crow
Jane Ormes has worked on ceramics, textiles, greeting cards, and illustration, but her real love is screen-printing. She is the messiest screen-printer in the studio and gets ink in her hair, on her face, and on her shoes. Jane Ormes lives in England with her two children and her husband.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication date
February 20, 2018
Walk and See
BISAC categories
JNF013010 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Concepts | Alphabet
JNF013090 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Concepts | Seasons
JNF032000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Lifestyles | Country Life
Library of Congress categories
English language
Alphabet books
Board books

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