ABC is for Circus

ABC is for Circus

by Patrick Hruby

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Overview

ABC IS FOR CIRCUS celebrates the colorful and festive world of the circus through each letter of the alphabet. Young children will enjoy memorizing letters and words like A is for Acrobats, B is for Big Top, and C is for Calliope in this imaginative, hardcover book. ABC IS FOR CIRCUS is an awesome addition to our artist-centric line of ABC books and is sure to delight an audience of children and adults alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623260064
Publisher: AMMO Books, LLC
Publication date: 07/15/2013
Pages: 56
Sales rank: 1,242,903
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 3 - 6 Years

About the Author

Los Angeles-based illustrator Patrick Hruby grew up in a log cabin within an Idaho forest. As a young boy he dreamt of running away to join the circus and become a trapeze artist. Eventually, however, he grew up to study math and physics before attending the renowned Art Center College of Design and pursuing a career as an illustrator. His interest in the geometry of nature is central to his work. Influenced by artists and designers such as Charley Harper, Paul Rand, and Mary Blair, Hruby has gone on to develop his own stunning and modern aesthetic. Hruby's clients include The New York Times Magazine, Playboy Jazz Festival, Varsity Pictures, and Brand New School. CMYK Magazine recently named him one of their Top 100 New Creatives.

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ABC is for Circus (Chunky) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
KidLitWriter More than 1 year ago
Every child needs to learn their ABC's and what better way than a day at the circus. Patrick Hruby has captured the essence of a day at the circus in his book ABC is for Circus. There is a lion, a tiger and a big top (sorry, no bear). Jugglers juggle, snake charmers charm and a ringmaster direct it all. The book is made of thick cardboard that should withstand teethers and biters alike. It will open nearly flat and the pages are easy to turn. This is a substantial version of an ABC book that any child would love. The pages are thicker for little fingers to grab and the book is easy to hold while reading or showing a child. The illustrations, also done by Mr. Hruby, are colorful and filled with shapes your child will enjoy and could learn to identify along with the alphabet. Bright yellow, red and blue and green highlight most of the illustrations. Some have a black silhouetted scenes, which helps the colors jumps off the page.This well-done, well-constructed, hardy book will last well past learning the ABC's. Note: received from net galley, courtesy of the publisher
litendeavors on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Patrick Hubry's ABC is for Circus is a visually stunning kaleidoscope of color. The vintage-like pictures are an instant attention getter, and they get better and better with every turn of the page. Teaching your children their ABCs will no longer be a chore for them or you. The zebras, giraffes, elephants and fireworks provide a visual feast that will spur them to open this book again and again.
TeriHogg on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The circus comes colorfuly alive in this eBook version of a children's ABC board book. With fun and interesting words such as 'Acrobats' and 'Daredevil', children will hear and learn words outside of their everyday language. Two things keep this concept from fullfilling the ideal online book. First, only one page displays per click, losing the goal of reading the letter and seeing the illustration at the same time. Each letter and conept requires two clicks. Second, while the illustrations are bold, some are so intense, such as 'M is for monkey', that it almost hurts to look at it because of its vividness and picture design. The illustrator plays with color and negative image creating interesting visuals not often seen in this type of book. The vocabulary is challenging but unique to circus life. Recommended for children ages 3-5.
tillien on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I received the galley to preview this book and I have to say as a graphic designer I am in love with it. The details, the colors, everything is amazingly beautiful. I really enjoyed flipping each page waiting for what would be next. I think that there were a couple of words though that were chosen that were a little odd for the age group and the theme of a circus, mainly Calliope and Xray. But those are the only two criticisms I have for an otherwise beautiful picture book.
smmorris on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Every child needs to learn their ABC¿s and what better way than a day at the circus. Patrick Hruby has captured the essence of a day at the circus in his book ABC is for Circus. There is a lion, a tiger and a big top (sorry, no bear). Jugglers juggle, snake charmers charm and a ringmaster direct it all. The book is made of thick cardboard that should withstand teethers and biters alike. It will open nearly flat and the pages are easy to turn. This is a substantial version of an ABC book that any child would love. The pages are thicker for little fingers to grab and the book is easy to hold while reading or showing a child.The illustrations, also done by Mr. Hruby, are colorful and filled with shapes your child will enjoy and could learn to identify along with the alphabet. Bright yellow, red and blue and green highlight most of the illustrations. Some have a black silhouetted scenes, which helps the colors jumps off the page.This well-done, well-constructed, hardy book will last well past learning the ABC¿s. Note: received from net galley, courtesy of the publisher