Sunday, January 26, 2014

Book review: S is for Salmon- A Pacific Northwest Alphabet

*Disclosure: I received a copy of this book to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.

My kids are both learning to read right now, so our home is full of all sorts of early reading material and alphabet-learning devices. This past week we received a new addition to our library- one that is beautiful and educational and local, all at the same time! It's called S is for Salmon- A Pacific Northwest Alphabet and it's by Hannah Viano, a Seattle artist.  Here's a bit about this book, from the Sasquatch Books website:

The flora, fauna, and essence of the Pacific Northwest is beautifully captured in this artistic alphabet book by papercut artist Hannah Viano.

A is for anemone; D is for Douglas fir; O is for octopus. Based on Pacific Northwest artist Hannah Viano’s regionally themed alphabet papercut art, this lovely children’s book sheds a new light on the ABCs that will appeal to young and old alike. Fans of Nikki McClure and Kate Endle will appreciate the beautiful handmade appeal of this book. 

My kids and I all really like this book. The pictures are simple, but beautiful, and show the wonderful diversity of the Pacific Northwest.  The kids have been learning some new words as we've gone through it, like "lichen" and "zephyr", while other words are more familiar.   S is for Salmon is a wonderful book and we're so glad to have it! This book will be available for purchase on February 25, 2014. Visit Sasquatch Books for more details.