Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The Handmade Alphabet by Laura Rankin

I collect alphabet books, and I found one today that has incredibly beautiful art. The Handmade Alphabet by Laura Rankin was published in 1991 and is a Reading Rainbow book. This wordless book, shows each letter of the alphabet, a hand showing the American Sign Language sign, and one item that begins with that letter of the alphabet.

These pictures would look great in a classroom or in a child's room, not that I can bring myself to cut up a book, but this one might be worth getting one to cut up. I wish this book was sold as posters.

The pictures are even brighter and more beautiful in person. 

Read to a child today even if that child is you.

Link to our NICU book registry if you'd like to donate books to babies in the newborn intensive care unit so their parents can read to them while they grow. You can also donate gently used books to our project by sending them to me or to Angie. Email me for a mailing address. We can use both English and Spanish books. If you have a graduate of the NICU, or if you have a baby whose life you would like to honor by donating books to this project, let me know, and I can make a book plate with their name for the books you donate.

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