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Alphabet Under Construction

Alphabet Under Construction

Denise Fleming; illustrations by Denise Fleming

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An artist's approach to introducing the alphabet

Mouse airbrushes the A,
buttons the B,
carves the C . . .

Mouse is hard at work constructing each letter of the alphabet. He dyes the D, erases the E, and folds the F. Mouse works his way right through to Z, constructing an alphabet that surpasses even the wildest artistic imagination.

A bright, beautiful concept book from best selling picture book Denise Fleming.

Booklist Editors' Choice, American Library Association Notable Children's Books, ALA Notable Children's Books

Praise for Alphabet Under Construction

"Fleming offers an engaging conceit executed in a marvelous medium.” —Booklist, starred review

“Here's an alphabet book that's certainly worth waiting for.” —Kirkus Reviews"


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Denise Fleming; illustrations by Denise Fleming

Denise Fleming has written and illustrated many children's books, including In the Tall, Tall Grass, Shout! Shout It Out!, and Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy. She won a Caldecott Honor for In the Small, Small Pond. Denise published her first painting in the third grade, when she started taking classes at the Toledo Museum of Art and one of her paintings was chosen to be the cover of a teacher's magazine. She now works primarily with paper, by pouring colored paper pulp through hand-cut stencils. She lives in Toledo, Ohio.

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