The Children’s Book Review | April 22, 2016
D is for Dress Up: The ABC’s of What We Wear
Written and Illustrated by
Age Range: 3-5 years
Hardcover Book: 36 pages
Publisher: Chronicle Books (2016)
What to expect: ABC’s, Fashion, Diversity
The ABC’s have never been more fashionable in this delightful alphabet book.
Follow adorable friends as they traipse through the alphabet while exploring the world of fashion and clothing. Some of the alphabet pairings are traditional (Z is for Zippers) and others are more modern and fun (Y is for Yoga Pants or V is for Vintage). Some of the scenes in the book are quite chic and will make the adult reader smile. The very simple text is great for the earliest readers to follow along as well. It focuses entirely on the letters of the alphabet and the clothing pairing.
The illustrations are what really shine in this book. The cast of children is artfully rendered in beautiful and colorful scenes. Best of all, there is a great mix of races and ethnicities represented. It looks like the real world, and for that this reviewer was grateful. All parents and children will feel more connected with the book because they can see themselves represented in it. Each of the children and adults in the illustrations are beautiful and unique.
This would be a great gift for the fashionista in your life who is having a baby, or the budding toddler fashion designer. This is a unique take on the traditional ABC’s, and is executed perfectly. Recommended for new readers and fans of the fashion world.
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About Maria Carluccio
Maria Carluccio grew up turning bath towels into ball gowns and enlisting her little brother to model her fashion creations. Since then, her love of color, design, and dressing up has translated into a career as a textile and product designer and an award-winning illustrator. She lives in Dobbs Ferry, New York.
D is for Dress Up: The ABC’s of What We Wear, by Maria Carluccio was reviewed by Denise Mealy. Discover more books like D is for Dress Up: The ABC’s of What We Wear by following along with our reviews and articles tagged with Alphabet Books, Chronicle Books, Clothes and Fashion, Diversity, Dress-ups, and Fashion.