Flora Forager ABC (Hardcover)
Botanical artist and Instagram sensation Flora Forager makes her children's picture book debut with this imaginative alphabet book featuring real and imaginary animals created with natural materials gathered from her botanical foraging in wild places and from her garden.
Bridget Beth Collins, known as Flora Forager on Instagram, has created her beautiful children's book debut from natural materials gathered from her botanical foraging where she makes her home in the Pacific Northwest. Children will be fascinated by her amazing botanical creations, from angel fish to zebra, and inspired to learn their ABCs.
About the Author
Flora Forager is BRIDGET BETH COLLINS: nature lover, painter, writer, Instagrammer, and botanical artist. She forages the materials for her creations from foliage and flowers plucked from the sidewalks, meadows, and woods of her neighborhood.
"The author cleverly exploits her materials' textures, shapes, and color gradations in compositions arranged against pastel backgrounds. The yak's petal-filled amber coat is appropriately shaggy, and the succulents used to create the elephant endow it with a rounded (albeit greenish) form"--Kirkus Reviews
"Collins’s compositions show delicate artistry and an eye for design;"--Publishers Weekly
"This is the most beautiful alphabet book we now own"--Alexis Lampley, Drop and Give Me Nerdy
"It is creative, gorgeous, and awe-inspiring, and you will love seeing how she utilizes these materials to turn each letter into a little masterpiece."--Happily Ever Elephants
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