A beautiful book by this talented illustrator This ABC book follows a rabbit on a walk, the illustrations are in black and white but they are so beautiful and engaging There is some sheet music in the end papers for an ABC song.Read on openlibrary What I really loved about this ABC book is how each letter told another piece of a story, and wasn t just a letter standing for an object That gave the story depth, and an actual plot which made this really enjoyable to read I love the style of these old vintage children s picture books they re quite different from what you see today Overall, this was a joy to find, and I m glad that my library had a copy though I was quite surprised by the age of the copy I was allowed to check out I think this particular Newbery Honor book falls solidly into the category if only there d been the Caldecott before 1938 It s a perfectly pleasant book, but I just can t agree that it works with the text alone Because it has the song printed at the front of my edition, I was able to read the text plus some tra la la s by itself before I read the text in the context of the pictures, and I must say that the story being told is significantly enhanced by the illustrations I didn t even reali I think this particular Newbery Honor book falls solidly into the category if only there d been the Caldecott before 1938 It s a perfectly pleasant book, but I just can t agree that it works with the text alone Because it has the song printed at the front of my edition, I was able to read the text plus some tra la la s by itself before I read the text in the context of the pictures, and I must say that the story being told is significantly enhanced by the illustrations I didn t even realize that there was a plot as such until I saw the pictures As a whole, the book is nice enough, but I don t think it would have even the ghost of a chance to win today There are so many alphabet books This one barely even stands above the rest of the field, never mind up against longer works Perhaps I m missing something in context though This was 1933 after all, so it s possible that while I see the book as a fairly standard abecedarian, this may have been the breakthrough work that all subsequent such books are based upon First sentence A for Apple, big and redB for Bunny snug a bedC for Crash D for Dash E for Elsewhere in a flashF for Frog he s fat and funny Looks like rain, says he to BunnyPremise plot Readers get to spend the day with Bunny The alphabet guides the adventures certainly But it isn t as straightforward as it might have been There is some story added in My thoughts I love, love, love the illustrations I really adore the porcupine, the squirrel, and the bunny, for example The text was oka First sentence A for Apple, big and redB for Bunny snug a bedC for Crash D for Dash E for Elsewhere in a flashF for Frog he s fat and funny Looks like rain, says he to BunnyPremise plot Readers get to spend the day with Bunny The alphabet guides the adventures certainly But it isn t as straightforward as it might have been There is some story added in My thoughts I love, love, love the illustrations I really adore the porcupine, the squirrel, and the bunny, for example The text was okay for me I didn t love it, but, I didn t dislike it in any way either It s just that as I was turning the pages, it s the illustrations that caught my interest and not the text.Text 3 out of 5Illustrations 5 out of 5Total 8 out of 10 This is a terrific book by a well known, highly accomplished, award winning author best known for her book Millions of Cats She is a Newbery Honor winner and was an important author in the development of children s books The ABC Bunny was originally published in 1933, which is an indication of its quality and creativity This book was a collaboration between the author and he siblings, each member contributed a part of the book As soon as I opened it, I knew I was going to like it I immediat This is a terrific book by a well known, highly accomplished, award winning author best known for her book Millions of Cats She is a Newbery Honor winner and was an important author in the development of children s books The ABC Bunny was originally published in 1933, which is an indication of its quality and creativity This book was a collaboration between the author and he siblings, each member contributed a part of the book As soon as I opened it, I knew I was going to like it I immediately found the pictures attractive and innovative, each picture looks like a wood carving or charcoal drawing The book follows the bunny along the alphabet road, with each letter in the alphabet having a word associated with it Each letter helps tell the story of the bunny s journey The story is told in the form of a song, the ABC song The sheet music is included in this edition of the book The illustrations and hand drawn text are all black with the representative letter in an orange red The wonderful illustrations and story stand the test of time The words the author uses to tell the story are thought provoking and will help young readers learn the alphabet and help them develop a rich vocabulary The book is large, well made with thick high quality paper that does a great job displaying the images and text, everything about this book is a work of art I highly recommend this book for all children learning their ABC s and learning how to read because this is an excellent educational book that is designed by artists to inspire learning in all aspects Probably my favorite of Gag s books simply because I actually liked the text for once Moving through the alphabet, we follow the story, in rhyme song, if you can read music , of a bunny s adventures The rhymes don t fudge and the story is cohesive the illustrations, though B W, are adorable and vibrant Probably my favorite of Gag s books simply because I actually liked the text for once Moving through the alphabet, we follow the story, in rhyme song, if you can read music , of a bunny s adventures The rhymes don t fudge and the story is cohesive the illustrations, though BW, are adorable and vibrant Originally published New York Coward McCann , This was one of those early alphabet books that I was fortunate to get my hands on For the most part just basically looking at the cover it looks interesting but then you turn the page to find it is all in black and white, which was a true rotten deal for a young reader Fortunately the story makes up for it even though I still wanted some color to the telling First of all the story has been made into a song for those who don t mind sharing their voices whether they are good or bad And if yo This was one of those early alphabet books that I was fortunate to get my hands on For the most part just basically looking at the cover it looks interesting but then you turn the page to find it is all in black and white, which was a true rotten deal for a young reader Fortunately the story makes up for it even though I still wanted some color to the telling First of all the story has been made into a song for those who don t mind sharing their voices whether they are good or bad And if you are lucky then you can probably get young readers to help you as turn the page and move the story along The story itself is very easy and in rhyme As such the plot itself can be seen as lacking in most aspects and so it is those very same illustrations that help to bring it to life Although in black and white the pictures are nicely detailed and full of care as they help to move the story forward True attention to details is the catalyst that allows the reader to be able to read between the drawings All in all it is a fun alphabet book and one that isn t so clearly on teaching children as providing them a way of recognizing their letters while also making a creative story from them This alphabet teaching book is different from most others of its type in three major ways First, the illustrations by Wanda G g are clearly a cut or two orabove what one would expect to see in such a basic book These drawings are deep and beautiful in every way in fact, I could imagine individual pictures from the book as paintings hanging in an art gallery That s how good they are Of course, that is just what I have come to expect from an artist such as Wanda G g The second differ This alphabet teaching book is different from most others of its type in three major ways First, the illustrations by Wanda G g are clearly a cut or two orabove what one would expect to see in such a basic book These drawings are deep and beautiful in every way in fact, I could imagine individual pictures from the book as paintings hanging in an art gallery That s how good they are Of course, that is just what I have come to expect from an artist such as Wanda G g The second difference is the song that accompanies the text, composed by Flavia G g, the author s sister I don t know enough about reading sheet music myself to be able to get a grasp on how the tune sounds, but my mother was able to play part of the melody on the family keyboard, so I now have the general gist of it It s a lively song that seems to fit the words well, and in any case it s not the kind of addition that one is likely to find in another alphabet book The third main difference is the fact that The ABC Bunny reads for the most part like a standard story Instead of a bunch of basically unrelated objects being introduced to show the alphabet, many of the letter words are actions performed on the part of the bunny or the other animals I like this approach, and the overall methods that Wanda G g used in the creation of this book I would give it one and a half stars Oh my, but the Newbery honor has come a long, long way since bestowing the honor in 1934Nothing in depth, and sorely lacking, this is a fluffy little children s book.I only read it because I m on a quest to read all the Newbery honor and medal books.