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Creature ABC

By Andrew Zuckerman

9 x 9 in; 120 pp;
full-color throughout, all ages
Hardcover
July 2009
ISBN 9780811869782
ISBN10 0811869784

SKU# 9780811869782

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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,...
Creature ABC


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Creature ABC

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.

 

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9 x 9 in; 120 pp;
full-color throughout, all ages
Hardcover
July 2009
ISBN 9780811869782
ISBN10 0811869784
Noted filmmaker and photographer Andrew Zuckerman utilizes a multitude of platforms to produce work that is systematically executed, conceptually based, and democratically presented. Minimalist in nature, Zuckerman aims to create atmospheres of clarity and neutrality to facilitate the viewer’s access to the material. He has employed this distinctive approach in five critically acclaimed multi-media projects—CREATURE (2007), WISDOM (2008), BIRD (2009), MUSIC (2010), and FLOWER (2012)—which have been realized as books, films, and traveling exhibitions. His books have been translated into numerous languages and published in 18 international editions. Zuckerman’s 2007 short film “High Falls” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was selected as Best Short Film at the Woodstock Film Festival. His work has been exhibited extensively worldwide and has been collected in and commissioned for public and private collections. He lives with his family in New York City.

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Media Reviews

ìOne can only envision the poetry and writing that would be encouraged by these amazing photographs.î

Library Media Connection2010-01-01 00:00:00

ìA book to remind you what photography\'s really all aboutÖAll things considered Creature ABC is perhaps one of the most beautifully photographed ABC books Iíve ever seenÖA jaw-dropping affair.î

School Library Journal\'s A Fuse #8 Production Blog2009-06-11 00:00:00

Eye candy that makes learning one\\\'s ABCs pure pleasure.

Shelf Awareness2009-06-16 00:00:00

ìThe power behind this thick, square alphabet book lies in the breathtaking photography....Based on photographs from Zuckermanís adult coffee table book Creature, this playful trip through the alphabet and nature will be visually inspiring for young children.î

School Library Journal2009-11-01 00:00:00

ìThis is a first choice for libraries, and it should be a welcome suggestion to parents seeking ideas for holiday shopping.î

Bulletin of the Center for Children\'s Books2009-10-01 00:00:00

ìZuckerman\'s striking animal photographs are put to excellent use in this book...î

Publishers Weekly2009-08-31 00:00:00

ìChildren will marvel at the portraits....the large format will make for fantastic lap-sit sessions.î

Kirkus Reviews2009-08-01 00:00:00

Holiday Books Issue

ì...[S]umptuous...Zuckerman connects with his subjects to an uncanny degree.î

The New York Times2009-12-06 00:00:00

#6, Top 10 Children's Books of 2009

What makes this ABC book stand out are the photos: they\\\'re positively eye candy.

Time2009-12-08 00:00:00

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i like animals

i like animals

10/11/11| Kim Nelson
Animals are great. This is a great book!

A Stunning and Simple ABC

A Stunning and Simple ABC

10/11/11| Courtney Cerruti
I collect Alphabet Books and immediately acquired Andrew Zuckerman's Creature for my collection. Not only is the photography in this book amazingly beautiful, but the detailed shots of animals against a stark white background make for a stunning presentation that will appeal to both adults and little ones. I especially love the personality of each animal that Zuckerman captures in every portrait. This is a great book for any collection and could easily turn the plea for "again, again" into a welcome sound.

beautiful for older kids and adults

beautiful for older kids and adults

10/11/11| danielle uva
this book is beautiful! the photographs, the paper, the construction of the book... however, i bought it for my animal-loving 3-year-old and i probably should have waited until he was older. it is a beautiful coffee table book, so it might be better for an older (even adult) animal-lover and not in the hands of a three-year-old. even though he's careful, you have inevitable wear and tear with a much loved book.

Simply Gorgeous!

Simply Gorgeous!

10/11/11| Pam Tee
If kids had coffee table bookss, "Creature ABC" would be one of them. It's an absolutely gorgeous book. In fact, it could very well be the sort of book that people buy for kids, look at 'carefully' with kids, and then put away for their children's children.

Which is to say that Andrew Zuckerman's photography and layout is amazing.

What you will fine in Mr. Zuckerman's book are various pictures of animals associated with letters of the alphabet. This, of course, is nothing new. But what makes these images special is the perspective and how everything is placed on the white-white background.

For example, for the letter "A" we have Alligator. Four pages for him. On one page there is only giant upper and lower case A's. On the two following pages there is our gator friend, in all his glory, along with the word 'alligator'. But what really struck me as wondrous, was the picture of his foot on the very first page. It's a macro shot and just stunning. You can see the remarkable bumpiness of the alligator's skin, and these long toenails. One amazing foot (that looks like it's had a pedicure).

Not all creatures have the same treatment. The elephant, with it's huge foot is shown up close along with another photo which is a head shot; but not the dove. With it's sweet pictures we get a sense of motion as she is caught in mid-flight. Other creatures are treated as a category. "I", for example, is for insects.

But no matter which letter/animal you choose, the images and poses are interesting. (The lion looks like he's had a glamor shot :)

Do check this one out.

Talking Points :::
o Amazing photography. The depth and clarity of the shots defies easy description.

o The paper is very nice: semi-gloss and thicker than normal.

o This book would make an excellent gift. I think there are elements that can be appreciated even by older children.

Pam T~
mom and reviewer at BooksForKids-reviews

Wonderful book for all!

Wonderful book for all!

10/11/11| Charlene Lobo Soriano
My 18 month old loves animals, and this book was a huge hit for her. The pictures are crisp, clear and she gets a huge kick out of the closeups and details.

It would make a GREAT board book series; in the hands of the 18 month old, it'll take a beating, but it quickly became one of her favorite books.

And if she's happy, so am I!