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Jiří Dvořák, Markéta Šimková, Petr Šmalec, Radek Malý / Šmalec's Alphabet

This ABC book, by one of the most original Czech illustrators, continues in a well-known Czech tradition begun in the 1930's. Unbelievable, sometimes comic, other times classic, occasionally surreal, but always explicable tales on full page picture spreads accompanied by excellent contemporary poetry.

Petr Smalec teaches children with humor and intelligence and isn't afraid in his playfulness to touch on some major issues.

235x235 | 64 pages | 2010 | 299 Kč | Baohemia | buy now

BAOBAB Publishers is small, family-owned publishing house specializing on quality children's books. Since its establishment at the break of the millennia, BAOBAB has done its utmost to restore the pictorial book culture in the Czech Republic, namely by cooperating with a score of like-minded authors, i.e. story-tellers and illustrators, scouting and supporting young talents, contributing to the development of children's author books phenomenon, mapping the European literary scene of children´s books as well as acquainting Czech reading public with the most interesting illustrators of the 20th and 21st centuries. Besides publishing and promoting activities, BAOBAB is the initiator and organizer of numerous book culture events, of which the most important the yearly Tabook Festival holding place in late September and early October in Tábor, Czech Republic (www.tabook.cz). BAOBAB Publishers cooperate closely with the Miroslav Šašek Foundation, Prague's Academy of Arts & Design (UMPRUM), Tábor's Baobab Book Shop & Gallery and Xaoxax Gallery in Prague's Vršovice District.