Welcome to England’s Ministry of Letters, the place where all the words in the world—in books, magazines, newspapers, road signs, posters, and more—start their lives, and from which the letters coordinate their critical missions to help children learn the alphabet.This book tells the story of Charlie Foxtrot, who starts school and finds mastering the alphabet confusing. ThWelcome to England’s Ministry of Letters, the place where all the words in the world—in books, magazines, newspapers, road signs, posters, and more—start their lives, and from which the letters coordinate their critical missions to help children learn the alphabet.This book tells the story of Charlie Foxtrot, who starts school and finds mastering the alphabet confusing. The members of the Ministry’s Special Alphabet Service set off on a mission to Scotland to help Charlie and to open his mind to the power of letters and words.The charming artwork, reminiscent of classic children’s book illustrations from the 1950s and 1960s, combines with the witty text to bring the characters of the alphabet to life....
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Operation Alphabet Reviews
Tak jak Agnieszka - której uprzejmości zawdzięczam to, że tytuł polskiej wersji "Alfabetu" na GR nie zawiera szalonego ciągu cyfr wstukanego przez moją córkę - jestem mocno zdziwiona faktem, ze nigdy o tej książce nie słyszałam. Fakt, wydano ją w 2011, jeszcze zanim się "ubranżowiłam", ale jest naprawdę o niebo lepsza od większości aktualnie modnych ilustrowanych książek dla młodszych dzieci, gdzie często widać przerost formy nad treścią ("Narodziny księżniczki" - kupiłam ze względu na nagrody, żałuję), a do tego często przerost oryginalności nad estetyką (Pięciu nieudanych, Ignatek szuka przyjaciela). Tu nie. Ilustracje są przyjemnie oldschoolowe, z Anglią z lat 60. w tle; historia jest długa i wciągająca, w sam raz dla dziecka, które weszło na etap zastanawiania się, o co właściwie chodzi z literkami i dlaczego mama ciągle się w nie patrzy (ok. 3 i pół roku), lub starszego.
Read full review at Cracking the Cover“Operation Alphabet” is an educational adventure children will only recognize as fun. It’s a great way to introduce children to letters and words and reading. As the story progresses, they will learn to recognize letters alongside Charlie, who is a likable and relatable character.This amusing concept plays out with vibrant, witty text and charming artwork reminiscent of illustrations from the 1950s and ’60s. All of the letters have personalities, which really plays to their roles as special agents, and makes this book a blast. At 64 pages, “Operation Alphabet” is about twice as long as traditional picture books so parents of younger, more active children may want to split reading it into two sessions. Children who have been exposed to school already will probably have more patience and will likely be more engaged.
This is a beautiful book. It reminded me of the Christmas annuals I used to get because it is similar in size. It comes in hard-back with a dustcover which doubles up as an Alphabet poster by turning it to the reverse side. Inside the story is about the alphabet so is ideal for young children who have a knowledge of the alphabet. My 4-year-old, coming on 5 loved it. She especially loves looking at the poster and going through it, from A to Z.But this book isn't just words. It is illustrated with double-page full colour spreads throughout with the art style evident from the cover. This art and the story bring the alphabet to life, literally. All in all I thought this book was beautiful and perfect for its intended audience. It would make an ideal gift for a young child.
I liked the illustrations alot- so design-wise, this was a neat book. But as a children's book, I don't know who the audience would be, or who would like it. Like, if you're trying to help kids out with remembering the alphabet (I'm Mr. B, think of me like 2 drums), then why stop after the first few letters? I also found the story pretty circuitous and not very interesting. Since the design was so neat, I think this could lend itself to a very cool short cartoon or film.
I personally loved the illustrations and the "Britishness" of it, but am not sure how little ones would like it. It seems like it would appeal more to the J Fiction reader than the Picture Book audience. The title Operation Alphabet is under a logo "The Ministry of Letters". I wonder if that means we can expect more of these?
Opowieść o tajnej misji literek alfabetu z Ministerstwa ukrytego w skrzynce na listy pod Big Benem, które uczą Adasia Brykalskiego. Ciekawie zilustrowane przez Luciano Lozano.
Retro, clever, original.
I got this book for the kids and we love it. Did you know that the ministry of letters is situated in a postbox in London!