Montessori: Letter Work



ISBN: 9781419704116 Categories: ,

Bobby George, June George


These unique board books bring the popular Montessori pedagogy to trade book form for the first time. Using materials and methods common to Montessori classrooms, these interactive board books immerse young children in an aesthetically rich learning experience, while providing parents and caregivers with carefully crafted language to encourage understanding.
In Montessori classrooms, students learn to write before they learn to read, so the process is driven by their own words and thoughts before those of others. Letters are taught first as sounds (instead of names), and alphabet tiles encourage children to trace each letter with their fingers. This book honors that tradition by emulating the standard classroom material with touchable, traceable letters and beautiful colors that evoke the elegant simplicity of the Montessori aesthetic.

Praise for Montessori: Letter Work
“The combination of phonetics and simple retro illustration makes for an excellent entree into pre-literacy.”
– The Wall Street Journal

Additional information

Weight 335 g
Dimensions 12.3 x 25.2 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 1 September 2012
Number of pages 24
Format Board book
Contributors Illustrated by Alyssa Nassner
Dimensions 12.3 x 25.2 cm
Weight 335 g


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Bobby George is a lifelong student and entrepreneur, with a PhD in philosophy. Alongside June George, he founded Baan Dek—the first Montessori school in South Dakota. Bobby and June both live in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Alyssa Nassner is an illustrator and hand letterer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is the illustrator of the Montessori series for Abrams as well as several books for Chronicle and Ivy Press.