Book Reviews of The Handmade Alphabet (Reading Rainbow)

The Handmade Alphabet (Reading Rainbow)
The Handmade Alphabet - Reading Rainbow
Author: Laura Rankin
ISBN-13: 9780590462396
ISBN-10: 0590462393
Publication Date: 1993
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
this book is for teaching the hand language alphabet.each letter of the alphabet is on its own page and it has beautiful pictures.very wonderful book.
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Helpful Score: 2
"Wonderful" book is too simplistic for this alphabet book of American sign language letters. I think it is breathtaking! Laura Rankin, who was inspired by a deaf stepson to create this book, is an exceptional artist. The art for each picture was colored pencil on charcoal paper which was 'scanner-separated and reproduced in full color'. I don't really know what that means, but the artwork is textured and lovely. The book transcends race by having many different flesh toned hands making the signs. Publishers Weekly stated, "...an exceptionally striking ABC that speaks in an eloquent language all its own." Any ABC book collector will want to own this one!