- Publisher :Gajah
- ISBN :9789675250385
- Author :Yusof Gajah
- Illustrator :Yusof Gajah
- Language :English
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In ELEPHABET, Yusof Gajah shows his skill and inventiveness with his beloved 'gajah' to express his thoughts, both playful and philosophical, on everyday life. A treasure of a book, with each letter of the alphabet beautifully illustrated in Yusof Gajah's inimitable signature style, this book entertains as well as provokes. A book to share and to keep!
"Elephabet, a portmanteau of the words “elephant” and “alphabet”, is an elementary revision of the alphabet for grown-ups and children. …Yusof wants his readers to return to the basics of life. His philosophy of life is summed up in the book, which features elephants perched and morphed to form the 26 letters of the Latin alphabet. The enchanting paintings also reveal hidden symbols upon closer observation…" - Grace Chin, The Edge
YUSOF GAJAH has a deep and abiding love for children's books and working with children. While a busy artist, he has managed to write and illustrate a number of books for children and have won the National Book Council Award for best picture book and the Noma Concours (ACCU) award for best illustrations. His popular picture book, 'The Real Elephant' was first published in Malay and has been translated into Japanese. Its enduring qualities have enabled an English publication in 2010. He has also created the 'ELEPHABET' which continues to attract both children and adults.
"Released in 2009, Elephabet, is a treasure trove of advice on life from the deepest mind of one of the masters of naive paintings; Yusof Gajah. Besides his words of wisdom, what made Yusof Gajah a force of nature is his complex elephant art that is morphed in an abstract way in relation to humans." - Emila Yusof, children's book author and illustrator