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A is for-- ? : a photographer's alphabet of animals
Horenstein, Henry.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
San Diego : Harcourt Brace, [1999]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations ; 25 cm
With the letters of the alphabet as clues, readers are challenged to guess the identity of the animals pictured in the photographs.
General Note:
"Gulliver books."
Reading Level:
NP Lexile.
Format :


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Clarence Library PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction A-B-C- 1-2-3 Books

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In this sophisticated alphabet book, each letter serves as a clue to the identity of the animal pictured in a dazzling photographic puzzle. Seen from startling perspectives, familiar creatures are made fantastical, and readers of all ages are sure to be guessing what they are--all the way to Z ! A key at the back of the book provides answers to the visual puzzles, and a photographer's note details the techniques photographer and teacher Henry Horenstein employed to capture these unforgettable sepia-toned images.

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School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 3-Mysteriously intriguing sepia photographs of animal parts-wings and tails, feet and fins, fur and feathers, talons and tendrils-make up this attractive book. Each page contains only a letter and a picture of a portion of a creature. The photographs are closely focused to hide the animal's identity, but offer enough detail to invite speculation. Subjects range from the familiar (duck, ape, horse) to the more unusual (kudu, urchin) and the slightly unfair (oX). Four pages of pictures at the end provide a key. The photographer concludes with a short description of the process of wildlife photography and the making of this book. An unusual view of the natural world.-Kathleen Isaacs, Edmund Burke School, Washington, DC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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