ROMEO, Nata Alphabet Wildlife A to Z Self Published, 2014 unpaged $24.99 pbk ISBN 9781496172174
A simple abecedary themed around animals. Contrary to what the title suggests, the animals represented are a mix of wildlife and some agricultural animals such as cows, horses and yaks. They are selected from across various animal groups including mammals, reptiles and birds. Some are specific species such as P is for Peacock while others are generic such as B is for Bird. The illustration is mostly black and white pen drawing, some pictures have one or two other coloured inks highlighting particular parts. Backgrounds are dense, varied line patterns with little suggestion of habitat. The tautological title hints at the quality of the work within.
reviewed by Kevin Steinberger