Alphabetics: An Aesthetically Awesome Alliterated Alphabet Anthology, by Patrick and Traci Concepción, illustrated by Dawid Ryski; Little Gestalten, $16.95, 64 pages, 3-7. (September 2014)
Logophiles, rejoice! As the title suggests, this alphabet book is a series of twenty-six alliterative entries accompanied by illustrations by graphic artist Dawid Ryski, whose structured renderings of astronauts, quails and yuppie Yetis feel at once retro and hip. Husband and wife design team Patrick and Traci Concepción created such sophisticated little ditties that younger readers may find themselves scratching their heads at words like ‘hellacious’ and ‘gambol.’ Luckily, the authors included a handy glossary. This book is one that parents and children will enjoy, and would make an excellent present to young, hipster parents, design aficionados, and wordsmiths alike.