Is it just me or are there lots of amazing alphabet books around at the moment? First, there was Operation Alphabet, now there’s A Zeal of Zebras by Woop Studios (Chronicle, RRP £11.99), which I spotted while browsing the shop in Tate Modern the other day (what can I say, it’s right behind my office). I immediately fell in love with the quirky illustrations and fun animal facts of this collective noun A to Z, all printed on glossy paper.
When I got home I Googled Woop only to find that they produce prints of each of their collective nouns, plus a full alphabet poster, top. The colours are gorgeous and they are, of course, educational.
With prices starting from £79 (prints are in limited editions of 100) these are definitely investment pieces, but an youngster would be delighted with the book – I think it’ll be under many a Christmas tree this year.