Alisons Zinnia by Anita LobelA classic in the Alphabet book genre, Alisons Zinnia features beautiful illustrations of flowers in alphabetic sequence each of which are given to, and received by, characters whose names are also in alphabetic sequence. The reader and those read-to will have fun following the letters of the alphabet from flower to giver, A to Z and back again.
Alison acquired an amaryllis for Beryl who bought a begonia for Crystal--and so on through the alphabet, as full page illustrations are presented of each flower.
From Publishers Weekly
Flowers and the girls who give and receive them (Beryl bought a Begonia for Crystal) take readers through an alphabet brought to full bloom by lushly colored illustrations. Ages 3-up.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From School Library Journal
Alison acquired an Amaryllis for Beryl begins this luscious-looking alphabet book. Linking together a girls name, a verb, and a flower, the brief text takes readers through 26 varieties and when Zena zeroed in on a Zinnia for Alison, the chain comes full circle. A generous layout allows the painterly and botanically accurate illustrations to take center stage while a strip at the bottom quarter acts as a storyboard depicting each childs choice of flower. The full-color gouache and watercolor portraits offer a brilliant display of both the familiar, such as the daffodil, and the unfamiliar, like the Urtica. The composition is delightfully varied--one rose stands regally alone while dozens of delicate Quaker-ladies share an entire spread, and the use of color and texture exhibits a masterful touch. One can almost smell the fragrant Sweet william. Some noun and verb combinations seem forced, but most exhibit an inventive use of language that could offer inspiration for further wordplay. An elegant book that might best be enjoyed along with an adult who also appreciates the gift of flowers. --Caroline Ward, Nassau Library System, Uniondale, NY
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information.
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