Monday, March 28, 2016

The Numberlys

The Numberlys
by William Joyce and Christina Ellis
Atheum Books for Young Readers, 2014. Picture Book.

The Numberlys are little creatures who live in a utilitarian world of  black, white, and grey. Their civilization is based on numbers and numbers alone. Five little Numberlys decided they are tired of this boring same old same old. They set about creating something completely new--the alphabet. And once you have an alphabet that can form words--well--anything is possible. The Numberlys is a work of art that is joy to behold. Most of the book's layout is in a vertical format so that the pictures make everything in the Numberly world look tall and larger than life. By the time color is introduced into the pages, you will never want to leave this world of whimsy. A not to be missed treat.

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