19 January, 2010

Alphabet Letters R Everywhere

"My alphabet starts with this letter called yuzz. It's the letter I use to spell yuzz-a-ma-tuzz. You'll be sort of surprised what there is to be found once you go beyond 'Z' and start poking around!" -Dr. Suess

A few months ago, as I was driving around town with my children, I heard my four-year old shout. "Look! The letter T!" As it happened to be the letter of the week in her preschool class, she was on the lookout for it. So it was that construction cranes, perched atop a building, formed the shape of the letter T. 
Indeed, letters are shapes. And if you just look, they can be found everywhere. Fifteen years ago, Stephen Johnson wrote a Caldecott Honor book entitled Alphabet City. The children's book consists of photographs of objects and architectural elements found in a city that each form a letter of the alphabet. 
Inspired by the book and driven by my youngest daughter's preoccupation with letters, we have found ourselves, outfitted with the digital camera, walking the streets of Miami Beach in search for alphabet letters. What fun it is to look at our neighborhood through a new lens!

1 comment:

  1. I create letter art (words made with things that look like letters) and I would love to get your permission to use this picture for the letter S.I would be happy to create something for you to say thank you.