Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Mister Rose's ABC : A Little Book For Little People

Learning your ABCs will never be the same, according to Mr. Rose. Mister Rose's ABC : A Little Book For Little People (10 €) has just been published by Lalande Digital Art Press Paris.

No time to read through this post? OK: GIMME MY COPY NOW OF MISTER ROSE'S ABC, or heck, several copies, E-MAIL : MISTER ROSE'S ABC.
The 32-page, full-color book features original gouache paintings and poetic tongue-twisters that follow the alphabet from Arnold the annoying Airplane to (tough and dumb) Luck to Nero the Nail (he lives in a wall in Mister Rose's house) to the yackety Ying-Yangs and finally, Zoe the zaftig Zebra. [CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE AND READ].  SEE THE VIDEO!

Saddle-stitched and impeccably printed by digital master, Robert Ruscoe at Lalande, Mister Rose's ABC is really a book for kids of all ages, a perfect cadeau de Noël, New Year's, birthday or everyday gift for children or friends. Read the press from Moira McLaughlin's lovely Dog Art Today.

"Parents will have an enjoyable time reading this to their toddlers and trying to figure out why Ditzy, the deaf-as-a-door knob dog, is always digging and dancing," says Ruscoe who has two little boys. "My favorite is Nero the Nail, or maybe Romney's Rain – "Hey! Don't Complain!"

The play of words and images is typical of the artist's imagination, which is pleasantly skewed towards the impossible and the poetic. "W" is Wally Water, he writes. "Wally is originally from Wabash." Nero the nail "lives in my house," he explains. Karl, his kitten, "computes with a flute." Parents will have quite a time explaining where Wabash is and how you compute with musical instruments.

"It's the kind of kid's book," says the author's father, Irving, "that will probably drive parents crazy attempting to explain the strange words and weird and funny situations. And hey, I know! He's my son!"

[Stephane Guyader (below) who runs the baba cool bookstore, Apsara, on 44 rue Daguerre (75014), has a few copies for retail sale.]

Matthew Rose is an American artist and writer based in Paris, France. He exhibits his collages, text works, paintings and objects throughout the US and Europe. This is his first published children's book. To see more of his work, click : Collage By Matthew Rose.

The ABC, published in English, is specially-priced for web sales at only 10 € each (plus 2 € postage for France and Europe; 3 € postage for the US). Ordering is easy: Checks (in €uros or US$) or PayPal accepted. Bulk orders (10 - 49) are 7,50 €; orders of 50 or more 5 € each. If you like, the author will sign and dedicate the books if you are giving them as a gift to someone little or even someone big. We'll send out the books via priority mail.

TO PURCHASE A COPY OF MISTER ROSE'S ABC, or heck, several copies, E-MAIL :  MISTER ROSE'S ABC. [If mail link is not working, e-mail : mistahrose at yahoo dot com].

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Ricardo Bloch said...

J'adoré ce petit abcdaire. Il est ludique, intelligent et original. J'ai acheté un pour ma fille et un pour moi.

Ricardo Bloch / http://ricardobloch.blogspot.com/

Michael Andre said...

I love alphabet poems and this little book looks like a good one. Hail to such worthwhile progeny of the Aardvark! Rose by another name might aptly be dubbed diamond or star. A++.

Anonymous said...

buy this book and guarantee your child does not turn out warped. I'm getting one for all my wee friends, godchildren and for cesar who is learning english.


Some wonderful Press From Moira at Dog Art Today


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chippendales said...

J'adoré ce petit abcdaire. Il est ludique, intelligent