Parents' Guide to

A Is for ART

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Abstract art + alphabetic alliteration = amazing ABC book.

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What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 3+

Not your typical alphabet book

My son loves the alphabet so I picked this up after seeing it reviewed in the New York Times. If you want to introduce your child to the alphabet and the concept of abstract art, then this is the book for you. The artwork is interesting and although the language is definitely above the toddler level, it's great for those of us reading the book to our kids.
age 11+

the7 yearold club

ok this is a book about 7 yearolds.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
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If you're looking for a simple ABC book for a young reader, this may not be the right choice for you. But, if you want something original and different, a more sophisticated, avant-garde ABC book with amazing artwork, clever text, and language that will sweeten even a wordsmith's vocabulary, look no further. A IS FOR ART delivers what it promises: an abstract look at the alphabet, and it's for everyone.

Award winning author-illustrator Stephen T. Johnson is on an artistic quest. Of course, he wants kids to know the alphabet and learn to love language but, more important, he wants them to think about and question art. As he says in his notes, his "literal abstractions" are an attempt to transform ideas into the visual, and to inspire the imaginations of all his readers to do the same.

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