Text by Frieda Fitzenmeyer. Illustrated
by Carol J. Blinn. 1999.
Fans of Frieda Fitzenmeyer will
not be disappointed with her terse and slightly macabre writing
as she wings her way through the alphabet in this marvelous abcede
book. Frieda writes quirky bits like, “F is for Frederick
who swallowed a fork,” and “Z is for Zelda who got caught
in her zipper.” I, alas, was left to my own devices and made
line drawings to accompany Frieda’s ridiculous text. The mistake
on the ‘B’ page is hers alone.
2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches high; 36
pages; letterpress printed; the type is Erhardt and the paper is
Mohawk Vellum; 26 full-page line illustrations drawn by Carol and
touched by hand with watercolor; decorative printed and combed paste
papers over boards with a printed paste paper spine label.
First edition of 100 copies; signed
by Frieda and Carol.