Cover image for An ABC of flowers / Jutta Hilpuesch.
An ABC of flowers / Jutta Hilpuesch.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Philomel Books, [2019]

Physical Description:
28 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
"A picture book that helps readers learn the alphabet, while introducing them to different flowers, accompanied by simple, line art illustrations of a miniature girl who leads the reader along"--Provided by publisher.
Audience/Reading Level:
Interest age level: 0-3.

Interest grade level: Pre-school, excluding K.


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
421.1 HIL Book Junior Collection

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Step into the garden and learn your ABC's with this colorful feast for the eyes! From asters and daises to roses and sunflowers, An ABC of Flowers is a colorful burst from the garden that will have little hands eager to grab. Filled with gorgeous photo illustrations, bold colors, and clever line art featuring a miniature-sized girl named Amelie, toddlers will laugh and be mezmerized by the book's vibrant pages. Perfect for the youngest readers learning their ABC's!

Author Notes

Jutta Hilpuesch is an artist, illustrator, and photographer living in Illinois. She specializes in whimsical mixed media illustrations, combining minimalist line art and photography. In her spare time, Jutta creates handmade jewelry which she sells at her Etsy shop, The Lucky Elephant, for which a portion of the proceeds go toward Urban Initiatives, a Chicago-based nonprofit organization benefitting underserved public school programs. Follow her on instagram @happydaysfactory

Reviews 1

Publisher's Weekly Review

A miniature, line-drawn child named Amelie interacts with the letters of the alphabet, each of which represents a different flower. Photo illustrations are juxtaposed with the large, pastel-colored letters that begin each word, and bright flowers are set against crisp white backgrounds. Amelie is seen holding their stems or playing on or near the petals. Hilpuesch includes garden variety flora (rose and sunflower), but readers may not recognize others, including the purple Jacob's ladder and the fuchsia-colored kalanchoe. The X, Y, and Z entries close out the alphabet together as Amelie pulls a wagon full of xeranthemum, yarrow, and zinnia. A vividly photographed ABC book with a clean, sophisticated aesthetic. Ages up to 3. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.