Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Are you an Abecedarian?

 From Word of the Day / Dictionary.com



1.One who is learning the alphabet; hence, a beginner.

2.One engaged in teaching the alphabet.

1.Pertaining to the letters of the alphabet.

2.Arranged alphabetically.

3.Rudimentary; elementary.

By the way, if you're fascinated by words, you can get the word of the day sent to your email address -- and learn a new word each day (well, lots of them I already knew, but, it's always nice to have a refresher).

In the case of book selling, Abecedarian generally has come to mean someone who collects books about the alphabet -- especially children's picture books with alphabets in them.

I have been trying to find more alphabet books lately for a customer who collects them -- and in the process of noticing more Alphabet books, I find that I really like them.

I have a few recent additions to my stock of Alphabet books

illustrated by Alan James Robinson, this book is filled with pictures of all sorts of wonderful birds, with little quips or interesting facts about them (in alphabetical order, of course)

this one lists all sorts of gardener's stuff including greenhouse, Japanese garden, and xeriscape)

this one takes the alphabet and turns it into a word game featuring outlandish alliterations.

And this one takes some of Norman Rockwell's best loved illustrations and turns them into an ABC book -- with the help of author George Mendoza -- in honor of the Bicentennial of the United States.

I have more alphabet books in stock, but this group came in about the same time this week and I liked them enough to show them off.

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