The Big Letter Hunt
An alphabet picture book that takes, young and old readers on a tour to find giant letters hidden amongst the buildings,
architectural details and streets of London’s East End.
The architectural treasure hunt wends its way through the Barbican, the City, Spitalfields, Haggerston, Hackney Road, Globe Town, Bow, Mile End and Whitechapel, and features landmark buildings such as Dennis Lasdun’s Keeling House and the Gasworks on the Regent’s Canal, as well as local primary schools, blocks of flats and a library.
Some letters are easy to spot; others need a closer look. The Big Letter Hunt is a book for children and everyone else who likes buildings, typography and the East End.
Title: The Big Leter Hunt In the East End of London – 2nd Edition
Authors: Amandine Alessandra and Rute Nieto Ferreira
Risograph printed paperback, 56 pages,
175 x 250 mm Handmade in London
RRP: £14.00 UK / €16.50 EU / $17.95 US
A beautifully produced publication… an attempt to make the world of letters and type more accessible to a younger audience.
At once a game, an alphabet book and a lesson in how to look; accessible and intelligent in its approach and highly infectious as a game.
An innovative and beautiful book. City walks with – or without – children will be transformed.
Dr Kiera Vaclavik, leader of the research cluster Children’s Literature/ Children’s Lives
and senior lecturer at Queen Mary University
Look! Look! It’s a big ‘A’!
Nina, 3 and 3/4, pointing at a swings’ frame
Fantastic book. No Hackney home should be without Big Letter Hunt.
Jenny Woodman, via Twitter