A to Z – an animal alphabet in five languages, by Patricia Borlenghi and illustrated by Piers Harper

Published May 20th, 2016


£7.99 (print)


9780993494574 (print)

Patricia Borlenghi and illustrated by Piers Harper

This is an ingenious and unique alphabet book in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian. In this book, the names of the animals all start with the same letter in each language. The five different languages always appear in the same order on the page and each language has its own design style.


[In the Spanish alphabet there are two extra letters that are not illustrated in the book. Normally there is no letter ‘j’ or ‘w’ in the Italian alphabet so a word starting with these letters appears alongside the name of the animal in Italian. ]


A-Z was first published in 1992 under the title From Albatross to Zoo by ABC. It is being republished by Pudding Press in Spring 2016 and the beautifully fresh illustrations by Piers Harper have been completely redrawn.


Piers Harper has worked as an illustrator and writer of children’s books since 1990. His books have been published by Walker Books and Meadowside. Snow Bear is his most successful series. Primarily working on picture books, Piers also has work published in the educational, activity, novelty, games and magazines fields. The first book he ever illustrated was From Albatross to Zoo.

See: http://www.piersharper.com/

Patricia Borlenghi

Patricia Borlenghi set up the Patrician Press at the end of 2012. She is the author of several children’s books including Chaucer the Cat and the Animal Pilgrims, Dear Aunty and The Bloomsbury Nursery Treasury and has worked in publishing throughout he …

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