This original animal alphabet series with its sophisticated imagery was created to appeal to adults but children delight in it as well. The book explores unusual imagery juxtapositions pairing alphabet letters with animals and unexpected objects beginning with that same letter. The series started when artist Leslie Haines discovered a human-faced walrus in an old engraving book. She was so drawn to that image that she felt inspired to create a visual story with the walrus as the central figure. The cicada-carrying cat was next, and from there, the rest of the alphabet was not far behind. Letterpress type, vintage engravings, original drawings, found objects, photography, and old book pages all mix together in collages that reveal original, inventive, and humorous scenarios. Animal Abecedary is truly a one-of-a-kind alphabet book that will bring hours of enjoyment and discovery to all ages.