AlphaBit: An ABC Quest In 8-Bit, illustrated by Juan Carlos Solon (book review).

You can always tell when publicists are paying attention to us at SFC, they spot me reviewing books suitable for sprogs, although this is probably the youngest I’ve done as it’s for really early learner age.

Juan Carlos Solon’s art is designed to look like 8-bit pixel art and for each letter of the alphabet, there are several words. Your child then can be taught a word and point to the image in the art or vice versa.

Of course, repetition makes them good at it and can probably be used as a means to get them interested in computers. Who knows where that will lead?

GF Willmetts

August 2019

(pub: Chronicle Kids. 36 card page medium hardback. Price: £ 9.99 (UK), $13.99 (US). ISBN: 978-1-4352-7030-5)

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Geoff Willmetts has been editor at SFCrowsnest for some 21 plus years now, showing a versatility and knowledge in not only Science Fiction, but also the sciences and arts, all of which has been displayed here through editorials, reviews, articles and stories. With the latter, he has been running a short story series under the title of ‘Psi-Kicks’ If you want to contribute to SFCrowsnest, read the guidelines and show him what you can do. If it isn’t usable, he spends as much time telling you what the problems is as he would with material he accepts. This is largely how he got called an Uncle, as in Dutch Uncle. He’s not actually Dutch but hails from the west country in the UK.

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