Publication Date: July 2009
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An elegant addition to any library, this deluxe alphabet book features 120 pages of Andrew Zuckerman's breathtaking wildlife photography. From alligator to zebra, each featured animal boasts two striking studio portraits against a clean white background, offering a unique up-close view of the animal kingdom. Readers can flip to a helpful glossary in the back for extra information. From the sleek beauty of a smiling hippo to the powerful majesty of a roaring lion, this gorgeous new book is both a stunning work of art and a ferociously fun way for young animal-lovers to learn their ABCs.
Andrew Zuckerman was born in Washington, DC in 1977. After an internship at The International Center of Photography in New York, he attended the School of Visual Arts to study photography and film, where he graduated in 1999. His work has been commissioned extensively for many leading international brands and has received many awards, including D&AD, One Show, BDA, and multiple annuals. His first film, High Falls, premiered at The Sundance Film Festival in 2007 before going on to win for best short narrative at the Woodstock Film Festival. He has also published three photography books. Creature>, a portrait series of animals, was released worldwide in November 2007 to critical acclaim. Wisdom, a book, film, and traveling exhibition released in October 2008, is an ongoing project made with the support of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Andrew traveled the globe to photograph and interview the world's most eminent elders, from Judi Dench to Nelson Mandela, creating a comprehensive account of their perspectives on life. His book, Bird, is a visual study of birds from the rarest to the most common. In 2006 Andrew co-founded Late Night and Weekends, a company that produces advertising, films, books, and online content.
BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS
This is a first choice for libraries, and it should be a welcome suggestion to parents seeking ideas for holiday shopping.
What makes this ABC book stand out are the photos: they're positively eye candy.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
...[S]umptuous...Zuckerman connects with his subjects to an uncanny degree.
Eye candy that makes learning one's ABCs pure pleasure.
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
The power behind this thick, square alphabet book lies in the breathtaking photography....Based on photographs from Zuckerman's adult coffee table book Creature, this playful trip through the alphabet and nature will be visually inspiring for young children.
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL'S A FUSE #8 PRODUCTION BLOG
A book to remind you what photography's really all about All things considered Creature ABC is perhaps one of the most beautifully photographed ABC books I've ever seen A jaw-dropping affair.
Zuckerman's striking animal photographs are put to excellent use in this book...
LIBRARY MEDIA CONNECTION
One can only envision the poetry and writing that would be encouraged by these amazing photographs.
Children will marvel at the portraits....the large format will make for fantastic lap-sit sessions.