Title: Achoo! Bang! Crash!: The Noisy Alphabet
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: 2003
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
First printing. Ross MacDonald has printed his name and drawn the letter "A" on the blank facing the title page. Both the volume and unclipped, mylar sleeved, dust jacket are fine. This is an oversized volume; priority and international mailings will require additional postage. Bookseller Inventory # 15041616
Synopsis: A for . . . Achoo?
B for Bump, Bang, and Bop?
C for Crackle, Clank, and Crunch?
This is truly an alphabet with attitude, created by that master of raucous humor, Ross MacDonald. In this hilarious book you'll see clothes ripped off an intrepid game hunter by a ferocious lion ( ROAR! RIP! RUN!); a little boy who manages to pin the tail on his father, rather than the donkey. ( NO! OH! OOPS! OW!); and an exceedingly plump Santa being crammed down the chimney ( JINGLE! JINGLE! JINGLE!).
But wait! There's more! All the words in this book where set in 19th-century wood type and printed in blazing color on a handpress, creating extraordinary visual effects. An endnote accompanied by photographs describes the process and serves as a fascinating introduction to a disappearing craft
About the Author:
Ross MacDonald has worked as an egg candler, dishwasher, soda jerk, house painter, street artist, papermaker, and printers. His magazine illustrations have appeared in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and many other publications. His first picture book for children, Another Perfect Day, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year.
Mr. MacDonald lives in Connecticut with his wife, two children, four cats, and a large collection of 19th-century type and printing equipment.
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