See for yourself. alpha bones candy book gets a great review!
Montreal Review of Books - Summer 2016
The letter D is for “drizzle / rainy / puddle / jumping / best barefoot.” In Alpha Bones Candy, Lp Camozzi takes readers through the twenty-six letters, and eachis a rich world full of activity. Before delving into the alphabet, readers learn the ABC book is written in Modern Tanka poetry form, a freer version than traditional Japanese
Tanka, in which syllable count is specific. The poems are cheeky, funny, a little sad, and maybe a touch adult (“help you / hold you / heal you / will that be / all?”). It’s the kind of book grown-ups won’t mind going through again and again, should it become a favourite of the young reader. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree with son Zach Camozzi, whose black- and-white illustrations are imaginative riffs on the poems. If kids learning the alphabet get a bit lost in the text, they’ll be absorbed in finding the list of items that begin with the hero letter (and learning some news words, too: zodiac, wobbegong, ibex horn, for example). They can also colour in the rich, detailed, and playful drawings. Using the foundation of our language, the Camozzis create a world that will be engrossing to both kids and their mentors.
Review by Vanessa Bonneau