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NEW! Letters from Melbourne by Maree COOTE


"No city has ever had a better or more ingenious ambassador!" -- Phillip Adams, AO Broadcaster ABC RN


"Maree has created this alphabetic aesthetic. It's a really exciting thing for getting kids involved with design, for getting kids involved with literacy, for converting literacy to creativity, it's this beautiful fusion which Maree does find in all her projects, this fusion of ideas. Now we have the sculpture of monkeys and the Manchester Unity building all dressed up as letters. She has this ability to convert what you see in front of you into this melange of letters from Luna Park to Ned Kelly; from giraffe to hippo. This is what these books do - they play with letters as if they were shapes, as if they had their own biographies and back-stories. This is the secret of the alphabet that Maree is finding out. What these books do is translates Maree's gift - the flair of typography, graphic design, with the sass and seduction of advertising...Maree is many things, writer designer artist, and to that list we can now officially add: Alphabet Sculptor."
.... - DAVID ASTLE

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Letters from Melbourne, a brand new puzzle book by Maree Coote. This book works on three levels to give readers a fun and educational experience of Melbourne. Each spread contains a cheeky haiku-like poem about Melbourne. At the base of each page is a short fact of historic note about the subject. The puzzle picture Coote calls a FONTIGRAM offers a letter and spelling challenge. Readers can spell their way around Melbourne's past, present and even its personalities. Colours are bold and bright, and will appeal to all ages. Also attractive to tourists.

SEE ALSO: ALPHABET CITY ZOO
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In this new series of books, Maree has invented a brand new typographic puzzle-picture FONTIGRAM. This is a world first and a new development on Visual Poetry (also known as Concrete Poetry). The result is both fun and educational, as spelling becomes a letter hunt. Offering a whole new way of looking at spelling, this visual language has great potential benefit to 'creative' learners, many of whom succeed better at learning via creative tangents. Designed to improve letter recognition, observation, spelling and design skills.



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