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Posted on August 23rd, 2023 by pajamapress

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By Sylvie Daigneault
Illustrated by Sylvie Daigneault
Picture Book Ages 5-10
ISBN: 978-1-77278-299-8
List Price: $26.95 CAD / $22.95 USD
Trim Size: 9 x 12 inches / 22.86 x 30.48 cm
Pages: 64

Publication Date: August 22, 2023

Distributed in the U.S. by Ingram Publisher Services


“A menagerie of merry and meticulously embellished animals mingles with witty wordsmithing and a whimsical search-and-find component to create an extravagant abecedary for an extensive audience in Sylvie Daigneault’s glorious, oversized picture book, The Imaginary Alphabet.…Its artwork feels elegant and spacious while sustaining a fanciful tone with childish appeal. Its limited lexicon is sophisticated enough to satisfy linguists while still approachable for its intended audience of early and emerging readers. Animal lovers and I Spy series enthusiasts, especially those who appreciate elaborate detail in picture book art, should find special joy in perusing these pages. This ornate, alliterative, and interactive alphabetical adventure invites discovery as it delights admirers with its eccentric animal reveries. This is a dreamy addition to personal shelves and library collections.”Shelf Awareness, Maximum Shelf

“[T]his sophisticated yet whimsical, alphabet book lures readers into a fantastical alliterative rabbit hole and is visually captivating, with the utmost attention to detail…..children will be drawn to the stunning illustrations and gamelike details of the book, but the most interest will likely be shown by grown-ups nostalgic for Graeme Base’s Animalia…. An enchanting, artistic interpretation of the alphabet, sure to delight readers from A to Z.”—School Library Journal

Alliterative lines accompany elaborate colored pencil drawings in this fantastical animal abecedarian for fans of Graeme Base….Daigneault’s absorbing drawings incorporate vivid detail in depicting a wide range of subjects, and back matter guides readers seeking to identify objects tucked throughout.”Publishers Weekly

“An alliterative animal abecedarium for avid apprentices. This whimsical yet elegant alphabet book unfolds in a series of 26 vignettes. Daigneault crafts scenes bursting with opportunity for further exploration….Fun with phonics.”—Kirkus Reviews