Animology (Hardcover)

The Big Book of Letter Art Alphabeasts

By Maree Coote

Melbournestyle Books, 9780992491796, 72pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2020

List Price: 24.99*
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This stunning book takes Maree Coote's Letter Art to the next level, while telling amusing stories of the very "human" idiosyncrasies of the animal kingdom. Striking color and exciting imagery make each page a masterpiece. Accompanied by an amusing verse, every image is a typographic portrait of each animal, created using only the letters of each animal’s name. The exact fonts used are provided in a key on each page to make it easier to hunt and find all the letter-shapes that spell each animal portrait. This is a beautifully produced book by an international award-winning illustrator. Includes Teachers’ Notes Information on typography and animal facts.

About the Author

Maree Coote is author/illustrator of a dozen children's books, including the Bologna Ragazzi Special Mention 2017 Award-winning Spellbound. Her graphic work for children is focused on the typographic illustrations (Letter Art) she has developed in her recent books.

Praise For Animology: The Big Book of Letter Art Alphabeasts

"Readers will finish the book both awed and eager to embark on their own typographical experiments." —Publishers Weekly on Spellbound

"...uniquely crafted word search and letter seek-and-find." — Foreword Reviews

"A fresh tribute to the creative possibilities of letter-form art: stylish and sophisticated." — Kirkus Reviews

"a one-of-a-kind treasure."—Midwest Book Review