The Activity Book That Brings Letters to Life
- Publication Date: May 17, 2016
- Imprint: Tate Publishing
- Trim Size: 7 3⁄4 x 11 3⁄8
- ISBN: 9781849764056
- Page Count: 160
- Illustrations: Full-color illustrations
- Rights: North America, Latin America, Caribbean
Watch letters of the alphabet come to life in this hugely imaginative scribble book by Polish graphic designer Jan Bajtlik. Alphadoodler invites children to play with typography, using well-known letterforms to create creepy-crawlies, impossible skyscrapers, a crocodile’s toothy grin, and even ghost letters with toothpaste. Packed full of activities for children to draw, scribble, cut, color, glue, paint, and design, Alphadoodler sees letters camouflaged in a messy bedroom, skiing down a mountain, growing leaves, and leaving the reader pondering: Is an O an octopus without tentacles, or an elephant without a trunk?
In this entertaining and electrifying book, letters bend, break, hide, and slide to become something truly larger than life.
**STARRED REVIEW**Publishers Weekly —
"Handsome typography and striking graphic elements lend sophisticated flair to this activity book, which received a special mention for the 2015 BolognaRagazzi Award for nonfiction. With a decided focus on letters and fonts, Polish illustrator and graphic designer Bajtlik gives readers numerous opportunities to embellish the pages of the book with their own drawings and writing… Stylish, thought provoking, and deeply creative."
About the author
Jan Bajtlik is an illustrator, graphic designer, and typographer based in Warsaw. Alphadoodler, his first book, was awarded the international BolognaRagazzi Award for nonfiction. His illustrations have appeared in Time, the New York Times, and other major publications. He has a master’s degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and is a PhD candidate in the graphic-design department there.