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Nature is on full display in this beautiful ABC book: C is for Crab; D is for Douglas fir; and E is for Eagle. Based on Pacific Northwest artist Hannah Viano’s regionally themed paper-cut art of the region's wildlife and nature, this lovely children’s book features fascinating plants and animals, shedding new light on learning the ABCs that will appeal to young and old alike. Fans of Nikki McClure and Kate Endle will appreciate the beautiful handmade appeal of this book.
About the Author
A youth spent on the rocky Maine coast introduced HANNAH VIANO to the marvels of life on and by the water. Now she connects to Northwest nature and culture through public art projects, education, and site-specific installations. She is the author of the children’s books, Arrow to Alaska, S Is for Salmon, and the journal Weathering. She currently lives in Twisp, WA, with her family.
"This eye-catching alphabet book affectionately showcases the Northwest's bountiful beauty."
"Teach kids to read the Northwest way with S is for Salmon...a new alphabet book by Seattle artist Hannah Viano, featuring gorgeous paper-cut illustrations of local flora and fauna."
". . . this quintessential alphabet book for Northwest kids brings together gorgeous paper-cut artwork with pages dedicated to all that is living in the Northwest..."
"Beautiful paper-cut illustrations highlight Northwest flora and fauna, from B for blackberry to R for rhododendron. Muted pastel colors accent the pictures, created by cutting away black paper. A sentence per page offers a bit of child-friendly information...'"
The Seattle Times
"Here's a cute little book that teaches the ABCs Northwest style! 'S is for Salmon' by Seattle artist Hannah Viano is fun to read and pretty to look at. Beef up your Northwest vocabulary with words like: anemone, morel, lichen, horsetail and more."
"If you have ever been on a hike in the Columbia Gorge or gazed upon majestic Mount Hood, then you might agree the Pacific Northwest is a magical place. Hannah Viano perfectly illustrates this magic in her debut children's book, S is for Salmon."
"Pacific Northwest artist Viano uses a paper-cut style—an art involving cutting from a sheet of black paper—to illustrate this striking alphabet book."
Alaska Airlines Magazine
"S is for Salmon is a striking, elegant alphabet book for families in the Pacific Northwest (and beyond) that expands young readers’ vocabularies and tickles the fancy of parents reading along."
"Viano's compositions convey our region's flora, fauna and geography with pleasing simplicity and her written definitions are a nice combination of natural history and whimsy."
The Bellingham Herald
"Author and illustrator Hannah Viano’s S Is For Salmon is not your typical ABC book. It is fresh, the artwork is excellent and every kiddo practicing their ABCs should have a copy of this beautiful book."
Portland Book Review
"There are plenty of alphabet books out there—so many that you can afford to be pretty picky when choosing which titles to check out from the library or purchase and add to your child’s personal home collection. . . recently I came across a stunning and unique new alphabet book, Hannah Viano’s S is for Salmon: A Pacific Northwest Alphabet from Sasquatch Books; this is one I can’t stop looking at, and it’s become a new favorite of mine."
". . . a gorgeously crafted, hardcover alphabet book that showcases natural elements like humpback whales, and bald eagles with [Hannah Viano's] vibrant, handcrafted illustrations."