Monday, August 18, 2014

Professor Whiskerton Presents Steampunk ABC by Lisa Falkenstern

Professor Whiskerton Presents Steampunk ABC 
by Lisa Falkenstern
32 pages
Personal Copy
Publisher: Two Lions
April 2014

Book Jacket Summary
Steampunk is fun! Steampunk is imaginative! It's making something new out of something old. It's dressing up in clothing from long ago. It's inventing machines out of hardware and found objects. It's creating a make-believe world! In Professor Whiskerton Presents Steampunk ABC, two mice dressed in Victorian clothing use gadgets and found objects each starting with a letter of the alphabet to build something fantastic - which is revealed at the end. A wonderful and delightful surprise!

My Thoughts
This is a gorgeously illustrated themed alphabet book! I love the genre of steampunk and I knew I had to pick this up the minute I saw the cover. The mice are adorable as they build a project out of gears and rivets. A is for anvil and the mice bend spoons for their project. It all builds up to the last letter which you can guess starts with a Z and is steampunk themed... Yes, a zeppelin. 
This is for the parent who is looking for something unique or quirky for their growing reader. The mice are impeccably dressed and a dapper little gentlemen with waistcoats and top hats. Falkenstern really goes to town in the background with gears and pipes that spell out the words.
This is a cute book to add to any steampunk collection. 

Book Pairings
Steampunk Alphabet by Nat Iwata
Extraordinary Jane by
The Most Magnificent Thing by

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