A, B, Sea
A Deep Sea SymphonyBy (artist) Dianna Bonder ISBN 9781770500433 Binding Trade Cloth Publisher Whitecap Books Ltd. Publication Date August 07, 2013 Size 244 x 286 mm
Dianna Bonder's whimsical alphabet picture books have been capturing the hearts and minds of our earliest readers for over 10 years.
Now, in this all-new picture book, Dianna illustrates the ocean, capturing the spirit and beauty of sea creatures throughout the world. A, B, Sea moves and grooves as it brings a whole underwater orchestra to life—blowfish blowing bassoons, flounderfish with flutes, a percussionist pike that pounds through the night . . . it's a medley of colour, sound and rhythm.
With detailed jam-packed illustrations of dozens of ocean creatures and a myriad of musical instruments, accompanied by alphabet verse that is both educational and entertaining, A, B, Sea is sure to engage children who are learning to read as well as the older folk who read to them.
This is an alphabet book that children will want to open while mastering their ABCs and to keep in their collection long after they've made reading a way of life.
is the illustrator of many books including A Pacific Alphabet, and Three Royal Tales. Accidental Alphabet, which she wrote and illustrated, was selected for the DOCET exhibition in Bologna, Italy. Leon's Song was shortlisted for the Blue Spruce Awards and the Chocolate Lily Book Awards. Dianna lives on an island off Canada's West Coast, where she paints full time in glorious colour.
Hear hammerhead sharks
play humpback-whale harps.
Harmoniums heave one, two, three.
Then halibut fins
play halibut hymns
as the horns hypnotize the sea.
. . .
lick up the missed bits
as languishing lobsters recline.
In lava red suits
they pick up their lutes
then lazily roll into line