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The Alphabet Atlas
Written by Arthur Yorinks
Illustrated by Adrienne Yorinks
Letter Art by Jeanyee Wong

ForeWord, 6/1/1999
"The Alphabet Atlas is an ingeniously crafted work designed to introduce preschool aged children to the facts and wonders of selected countries around the world. The book is arranged alphabetically with basic separate entries highlighting a specific detail and/or fact about a country whose name begins with the appropriate letter of the alphabet. The text is simple and easily understandable when used for the age group it was intended . . . . The illustrator ‘hides' a variety of country-specific facts within the fabric of the material used to quilt the countries illustrated. When available Yorinks used fabrics indigenous to the country to quilt that country's panel and sewed onto the panel's border various animal and/or craft motifs that make that country different. Such crafting provides invaluable hours of storytime enjoyment."

Librarian's Book Review, Pittsburgh, 5/1/1999
"Absolutely stunning visual atlas and alphabet book . . . also interesting and informative. You see something new every time you look at it."

Children's Bookwatch, 5/1/1999
"Arthur Yorinks's The Alphabet Atlas is a unique alphabet book with a multicultural approach. Youngsters (and older students learning English as a second language) will have the benefit of learning the alphabet . . . Vibrant quilts, intricate hand-lettering, and fun, little-known facts will take the reader on a trip around the globe."