Monday, October 11, 2010

ABC Baby Me! - Review

ABC Baby Me!, is an endearing alphabet board book, perfect for cuddle-time reading with the little ones in your life. Its quiet rhyming text walks the reader through a day in the life of "baby" with key words represented by each letter of the alphabet.

I will try not to gush over Ali's illustrations but I can honestly say that I would even if she wasn't a friend. Her charming style and warm color palette marries so nicely with Susan B. Katz' writing, while her illustrative choices kept the scenes dynamic and entertaining. How cute to use a doggy for "tickle", for example.

I particularly appreciated how Alicia handled the layouts. Using vignettes, she managed to incorporate a diverse group of baby's and their caregivers. However, each spread was dedicated to one baby, giving them substance.

Ultimately, Ali uses a full color spread for the last page which, for me, gave it a satisfying conclusion to the book visually.

Ali, the enjoyment you felt working on this project exudes off the pages and I know many families will make this a staple in their home libraries for years to come!

Tomorrow, Alicia will be sharing some behind the scenes experiences while working on this project so be sure to join us for that. =o)

Also, leave a comment to be entered for the drawing to win a free copy of this delightful book!


Tracy said...

Alicia's illustrations are ADORABLE! Enter me to win a copy of this book :)

Suzanne Del Rizzo said...

Great book Alicia! And great review Roz! I know many kiddies and their families will treasure it. Count me in for the draw!! :)

m.b said...

It's wonderful Alicia! PICK ME… I mean, enter me, please. ;)

~Valentina~ said...

Alicia, your work is awesome! :)

Alissa said...

It looks beautiful. Can't wait to read this to our new arrival next spring! Please enter me for the draw. :)

Alicia Padrón said...

Thanks Tracy!

Thanks Suzanne. I know, wasn't Rozzie's review fabulous?! She is such a sweetie :o)

Hehe..! Will do Melinda!

Thanks so much Valentina!

Oh Alissa I couldn't be happier if you were to win this copy! I know you are expecting a little one.. Congratulations!!

Jannie aka Chickengirl said...

The spreads are beautiful. Congrats Ali!

Kelly Medina said...

Absolutely wonderful, Alicia! Congrats! :)

Jennifer said...

Ali, your work is heartwarming. Beautiful book! :-)

Alicia Padrón said...

Thank you Jannie! :o)

Thanks so much Kelly!!

Aw.. thanks a bunch Jen! I can't wait to see your upcoming book!