Midda’s charming watercolor illustrations make the book worthwhile even without the “toy” aspect, but really, that’s the appeal here. While my three-year-old can already write out all the letters (brag alert, sorry) I think seeing how a B is really like an R, or how an A can become an H with a small adjustment, has been super helpful for visualizing each of the forms.
And now excuse me while we get back to my daughter’s other favorite book, How To Build a Carbine Engine. I thought she wouldn’t like that one until she turned four but…you know. Genius. –Liz