14 July, 2011
Last Chance to Vote for ‘When I Dream of ABC’!
When I Dream of ABC by Mr Henry Fisher has been shortlisted for the prestigious The People's Book Prize. Voting for the finalists closes on the 20th July. Please take the time to vote for this fantastic title here
Reviews of When I Dream of ABC include:
‘A special mention goes to When I Dream of ABC by Henry Fisher for its deadpan wit and jolly pictures, too. That one had everyone in my house laughing.’ The Telegraph
‘Of all of the alphabet books I have seen, When I Dream of ABC has my vote as the most fun to read with small children.’ The Telegraph Magazine.
‘Henry Fisher's illustrations sit beautifully alongside the text, with a unique and quirky style that's hard to define. There are hints of collage, hints of dreamscapes, big, bold characters, and gorgeous textures. Every page is a joy to look at, and gets better each time you read through it. The text alone would be super, the pictures alone would be super, but put the two together and you've got something very special indeed. Highly recommended.’ TheBookBag
‘A rare treat! I haven’t enjoyed a book as much as this in a very long time.’ Apple Juice Radio.
‘Wonderfully dreamy and fantastical illustrations – opera singing mermaids, shy dragons and even chocolate drinking vampires – combine with simple text to encourage children to learn their ABC. Perfect as a bedtime read as after the parent has gone it’s the sort of book that a toddler will love on their own as well. Learning the alphabet has never been so weirdly exciting and immensely fun.’ Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading4Kids
‘For babies and toddlers, When I Dream of ABC is a beautifully illustrated, soothing book by Henry Fisher, with gentle rhymes and vivid characters, such as chocolate-eating vampires and opera-singing mermaids.’ The Irish Independent.