Saturday, February 8, 2014

An Amish Alphabet: A Book Review

About The Book:

A is for Amish; B is for barn raising; C is for church. What is it like to be Amish? In this delightful and whimsical full-color book, author and illustrator Ingrid Hess offers an entertaining yet informative introduction to Amish faith and life. In a style that will capture the imaginations of children and adults alike, Hess takes readers behind the scenes and invites them to think about living out faith in new ways.

About The Author:

Ingrid Hess is an illustrator, graphic designer, and graphic design professor living in Rochester, New York. The simplicity in her work is heavily influenced by her Amish and Mennonite heritage; the bright colors and patterns are inspired by art from Costa Rica, where she lived for four years as a child.
Ingrid holds an MFA in Graphic Design from Indiana University with an emphasis in the book arts and has worked in the publishing industry since 1996. Her dual passions of design and illustration work well together and help her tell stories through pictures. Her research focuses on economic justice as a way to bring peace to the world.
Ingrid is author and illustrator of Herald Press titles Sleep in Peace (2008 Rodda Book Award winner) and Walk in Peace. She also wrote Think Fair Trade First in which she seeks to empower children to understand that they can make a difference in the world.

My Review:

An Amish Alphabet is a super cute, delightfully illustrated book that will not only teach your child the alphabet but introduce them to the Amish culture. Each letter will teach a concept about the Amish culture, making this book a beautiful one to teach cultural diversity in home, child care and school. The Amish culture is not one that is very prominent in my community but I adore reading Amish fiction and so this is a great book to teach my children about the lifestyle I read about in some of my novels. A wonderful book that allows for a lot of conversation about multiculturalism with children.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase An Amish Alphabet online through Herald Press

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Herald Press, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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