12 May 2010

Off the Shelf

I'm a voracious reader and I am happy to say that I have passed this joy onto my boys.  I have books all over the house within easy reach. It is common to see them sitting on their own or together "reading" a book or two. 

So I thought it might be fun to do a regular review of a book that we like, it might come come Kindy, the library or own collection.  Most of my readers are mums to young children so I thought it might provide some inspiration or ideas about what your kidlets (and you) might enjoy.

So to start I have chosen a fantastic book I borrowed from the library yesterday called All Aboard!: A Travelling Alphabet by Bill Mayer.  There are many beautiful alphabet books available, but this one is perfect for L. His current passion is all forms of transport and this book features stunning illustrations of all things relating to transport in an alphabet theme.  The illustrations remind me of 1930s transport posters and are beautiful enough to be framed in the future.  I love this book so much I'm going to get L a copy for his birthday next week.

Do you have a favourite alphabet book, what makes it so special?

Have a happy day.


  1. Yes I was going to say they look just like those 1920s posters for sale in the French vintage poster shop around the corner from me. How beautiful I will look out for that book. xoxo

  2. This book looks wonderful Engracia - I love the illustrations, they would be lovely framed in a child's bedroom. Looking forward to more of your book posts x

  3. I agree with Amanda, they would look great framed. What a gorgeous book!