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Making Pictures with the A-B-C


120 Pages, 9.25 x 13

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $29.99 (US $29.99) (CA $39.99)

Publication Date: November 2016

ISBN 9780992491727

Rights: US & CA

Melbournestyle Books (Nov 2016)

Price: $29.99


A gorgeous take on typographic design creates unique letter art pictures of well-known people and places

There are shapes all around us—shapes that look like the letters of the alphabet. Spellbound is 120 pages of unique typographic illustration known as "Letter Art." This introduction to typographic design is the first of its kind, and promotes and improves letter recognition, observation, spelling, and design skills.


"This is very cool indeed." -Tim Minchin, actor

"Alphabetic, acrobatic - this is my kind of playground!" —David Astle, word and puzzle master

"My kids can't stop til every last letter is found." —Eddie Perfect, writer and actor

"amusing and intriguing."  —Kirkus Reviews

"A great source for project ideas." —Booklist

Author Biography

Maree Coote is a writer, designer, illustrator, and photographer. She is the author of two gold award winning histories, The Melbourne Book and The Art of Being Melbourne, and is author and illustrator of eight children's picture books, including When You Go to Melbourne, Spellbound, Alphabet City Zoo, and The Black Pot Belly.