Anno's Alphabet, Mitsumasa Anno

Today's vintage children's book is Anno's Alphabet by Mitsumasa Anno. This unique ABC book is a visual treat full of interesting details with trompe l'oeil paintings and visual puns. Anno's Alphabet was an ALA Notable Children's Book and received the 1975 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. In 1984 Anno was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Award for illustration. 

Japanese author and illustrator, Mitsumasa Anno (1926-), has had a very distinguished and highly respected career. His unique and creative illustrations also show his love of science and math and his interest in foreign cultures. His work has been compared to Dutch Artist, M.C. Escher. To read more about Mitsumasa Anno, Click Here.

Anno's Alphabet
By Mitsumasa Anno
Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1975

1 comment:

  1. All of Anno's books are amazing (and increasingly hard to get hold of) - good to see this post!