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New York Times best-selling picture-book author Amy Krouse Rosenthal teams up with award-winning artist Gracia Lam to tell the sweet, simple story of a young child's typical day—from morning to bedtime. Like the title, each scene is described in three-word "ABC" phrases, such as "All Begins Cheerily" and "Always Be Curious." Secret "ABC" scenes hidden throughout the artwork—as a secondary "seek and find" game of sorts—encourage multiple readings and reward close-looking. An ideal read-aloud book to read just after waking or just before bed.
"The wordplay is delightful, and somehow, perhaps in part by embracing the restriction of using just three letters, Rosenthal conveys a message of gratitude for all the wonder that can be found if you really dig into the repetitive routines of our days. Lam’s soft digital art has a retro inflection, but each page is a marvel of freewheeling graphic design, with curvy lines echoing one another and subtle patterning everywhere. Like every alphabet book, the art really matters, since what you see on the page has no organic or predictable relation to a story: You have to pause to figure out what is going on. It’s fantastic that the time you spend looking at these pages is so full of enchantment."
—The New York Times
- Ages: 1+ yrs
- Materials: Hardcover
- Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal
- Illustrator: Gracia Lam
- Dimensions: 32 pages; 10in x 10in
- Origin: Printed in China
- ISBN: 978-1-93807-392-3
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