These offbeat alphabet books will open out a barrage of questions and follow up discussions from the child. Read the book by yourself, anticipate questions and read up on topics that you may not know answers for. Here is a short list of my favourite offbeat Alphabet Books.
Varmints is a story about how industrialisation and urbanisation is destroying the environment. The words are light and the illustrations are heavy.
The picture book is a magnificent celebration of colour and silhouettes. It is a different take on the fable of the blind men and an elephant which according to Wikipedia originated in the Indian Subcontinent.
This book is quite opposite to all the picture books that we come across – with enchanting visuals that support the narrative. The book is inventive, bold, novel and anarchic. Well isn’t that what children’s literature is about anyway.
In his own remarkable style Allen Say has touched upon a difficult subject that not many are comfortable with – interracial adoption.
You are loved.
How soon is it to tell anyone that? Is it a matter of how soon or how late?