This sartorial romp through the alphabet is fantastic. The list of words, such as “ensemble” and “vintage,” will augment vocabulary. Furthermore, the illustrations feature a wide variety of children engaging in activities from cooking, ice-skating, and dancing, to playing in the rain and visiting the beach. Girls knitting are balanced with boy ballerinas and chefs. The soft illustrations contain quite a bit to look at and talk about; don’t miss the endpapers filled with empty hangers in the front and an assortment of clothes featured in the book hanging in the back.
~ Eight Cousins— From Holiday Picks 2016
Maria Carluccio's playful fashion alphabet celebrates the fun of getting dressed—and getting dressed up! From a sophisticated bow tie to a warm wool hat, this diverse celebration of what we wear from A to Z invites kids to get creative and embrace their own unique style.
About the Author
Maria Carluccio grew up turning bath towels into ball gowns and enlisting her little brother to model her fashion creations. Since then, her love of color, design, and dressing up has translated into a career as a textile and product designer and an award-winning illustrator. She lives in Dobbs Ferry, New York.
"A stylish apron-to-zipper primer that proves that there are many ways to look great, whatever your style."-Publishers Weekly
"Fun and stylish."-School Library Journal
"For the fashion-forward toddlers, D Is for Dress-Up takes a trip through the alphabet as seen through clothes--Geek Dad
"D is for dress-up and also for delightful, which this book undoubtedly is.. offers fresh vocabulary and an original theme for little ones learning their letters."-Booklist