Quirky illustrated alphabet book offers an alternative ABC

"A is for Apple, B is for BORING..." say the authors of new children's alphabet book Alphabetics Patrick and Traci Concepción. Tired of the traditional, the design duo created this an alternate version of the alphabet, featuring creative new letter examples depicted with gorgeous retro-modern, topical illustrations by Dawid Ryski.

There's Stella the sultry seafaring sailor, Neville the nautical nomad, Daisy the dauntless diver and hellion Harlow and her honey Hans, to name a few. Each with a double page spread, the letters, in bold, black type, pop against a pure white background, swiftly followed by a short, creative paragraph explaining the beautiful illustration that graces the page opposite.

As the book's back cover describes, Alphabetics does, indeed, "put the awesome back into alphabet books".

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Kerrie Hughes

Kerrie Hughes is Editor at Creative Bloq. One of the original CB crew, Kerrie joined the team back in 2013 after moving from her role as staff writer on 3D World. Since then she's written regularly for other creative publications. Kerrie's work for Creative Bloq involves managing the team and the site's content, developing and maintaining commercial partnerships, and finding innovative ways to bring Creative Bloq's audience the content they're looking for.