Hep Cat Alphabet
This morning on the child_lit listserv, a posting was made about "modern design" alphabet flashcards -- a series of tiny cocoa-colored cards with groovy terms like "B for Bauhaus" and "W for Wunderkabinett." I immediately toggled over to my blog to share this odd finding with you all, only to discover -- rats! -- fellow blogger fuse#8 had beat me to the punch. She dislikes the cards:
But where do you draw the line? Today I'm drawing it in front of these here flashcards. Pull the other one, design lovers! I'm not buying it anymore!Yeah, yeah, yeah. I actually have to say that I kinda like the flashcards -- anything that can find something for the letter X besides "xylophone" or "X-ray" is just fine with me. (The modern deck uses "xeroxography.") At least these cards are functional, which is more than I can say for a lot of "modern design" stuff for kids.
Like, for instance, this book. It's designed to be undreadable. It's called "a pocket-sized paper scuplture." Oh, ho, ho, the cleverness of it all. Ugh.