I absolutely adore Maree Coote’s amazing typographic books. I just think they are so clever and fun – they are perfect for littlies just learning their letters, and also wonderful entertainment for older kids. I have previously raved about Animology and Letters from Australia here, and we also have Letters from Melbourne, and they all get pulled off the shelves regularly. In this latest book we meet some cute canines.
Every part of me’s a letter Does that help you see me better? Look very closely, Can you see the hidden letters that spell me?
How do you spell DOG? In this brand new collection of typographic doggy delights this award winning illustrator show you a whole new way to spell your best friend. Each picture is created using only the letters that spell each dog’s name, and is partnered with a brief, amusing verse. The exact fonts used are provided in a key on each page to help readers find all the letter shapes and that spell each dog.
Like the other books, I thought both illustrations and text were absolutely spot on – these books are just a delight, and I think make perfect gifts (we gave a copy of Animology to my daughter’s teacher last year).
Dogography by Maree Coote
Out now from Walker Books Australia.
Source: Free copy kindly sent to us by the team at Walker Books (thank you!). All views are my own
Category: Picture book, literacy, ages 4+
Format: Hardback (28 pages)
Australian RRP: $29.99