Wallace Edwards
Wallace Edwards

From the weird and wonderful imagination of an amazing new artist comes an alphabet book like no other. Kids will delight in discovering animals from A to Z living together in an old Victorian mansion. They'll meet an elephant in the ballroom playing with a model train, an octopus hanging from the foyer chandelier --- and even a zebra enjoying a soak in the bathtub!

Using watercolours and colored pencils, Wallace Edwards has created a bizarre and luxurious world, rich in texture and detail. An engaging mix of art and alphabet book, Alphabeasts provides the basis for hours of animated discussion and quiet contemplation.

978-1-55453-227-8 | Aug 1, 2019
List Price: USD $11.99, CAD $11.99
4-color 8.5 x 11 32 pages
Grades: 1 To 4 / Ages: 6 to 9
978-1-894786-71-3 | Dec 3, 2013
List Price: USD $5.99, CAD $5.99

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Awards & Reviews

“Edwards ... lets his beautiful, mysterious pictures operate on the imagination as they will.”
— Quill & Quire, Starred Review, August 2002
“...[A] highly original and most appealing ABCDarium ... clever, arresting and thought-provoking through to Z.”
— Globe & Mail, September 2002
“Visual contrast abounds in debut artist Edwards' watercolor-and-pencil illustrations, and he frequently conveys a sense of wit ...”
— Publishers Weekly, September 2002
“Imagine a slightly dilapidated Victorian house occupied solely by animals and you have the premise of this beautifully illustrated, faintly surreal alphabet book.”
— Booklist, November 2002
“This delightful alphabet book is perfect for a rollicking fun story-time, alphabet study, or poetry class. But don't save this treasure just for the kids - anyone who appreciates art or illustration will love it too.”
— Children's Book News, January 2003
2004 - Great Book of the Year, Canadian Toy Testing Council, Commended
2003 - Our Choice, Starred Selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2003 - Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award, Short-listed
2003 - Book of the Year, Gold Medal, ForeWord Magazine, Winner
2003 - Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed
2003 - Childrens' Choices, International Reading Association, Short-listed
2003 - Independent Publisher Book Award, Short-listed
2002 - Governor General's Literary Award, Children's Illustration, Canada Council for the Arts, Winner

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