Operational Alphabet, by the Ministry of Letters. It's a creative and charming tale, beautifully illustrated and printed on gorgeous stock. Inspirational rather than educational, aspiring to instil a love of words and letters into children.
It's a beautiful book and is available now in Australia (and online). Supplemented on the technology side of things with a blog, gorgeous animations and an iPad and iPod app called The Singing Alphabet.
As you can see, the arrival of this book has come at a perfect time for us:
(She's improved in the days since I recorded this. E, F and G get an honorable mention in there too now).
Speaking of which we've all been hitting the library around here – some of us more literally than others. I have solid hope that one day, BB's love of books will overpower her need for movement and we'll leave the library with our heads held high instead of the shameful swifty we currently employ.
I've mentioned before we don't own a TV, neither do we have TV set up on the computer but never-the-less, I find myself spending more time on here than I'd like, perhaps out of sheer habit. Despite the obvious comparisons, the thing I find the most re-assuring about a book is the intimacy of a singular focus within a time frame; one subject as opposed to a bottomless pit of words and images. Whilst the internet is an amazing tool, I always find after a hefty stint I need a break.
So I'll leave it at that for now. Thanks for all the kind emails and comments over the last few months, despite my need step away occasionally I do find this to be on the whole, an incredibly supportive and inspirational online community.
See you soon. xxx