Like Seasons, this book is calming and makes you savour the moment of looking together with a child. It’s compelling even though it appears so simple

Julia Marshall, Publisher



A funky large-format first book for babies of words and pictures. Basic and familiar shapes move on to a wider world of story and wonder.  A wordless picture book.



  • Description

    Aleph is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet—or maybe a nickname for a toy elephant.

    Through powerful graphic images, contrasting colours and a thoughtful progression, Aleph moves from basic shapes and familiar objects to a wider world, full of story, character and wonder.

    Janik Coat’s unforgettable illustrations are perfect for sharing with babies—big, simple images with instant appeal.

    The perfect first book for babies

  • Book Details

    Country of Origin France
    Reader Age 0-2 year, 2-5 year
    Book Size

  • Reviews

    1. Parents in Touch (UK)

      Through its instantly appealing large simple graphic images and contrasting colours, it moves the child from basic shapes and familiar objects to a wider world, full of story, character, and wonder. This rich and surprising book finishes with a playful picture dictionary that refers back to the images, creating a lasting and memorable experience.

    2. Trevor Agnew, The Source (NZ)

      This picture book, Aleph, is helpfully described as a picture dictionary for babies. Each double page spread has a bold symbolic image, beginning with abstracts, such as circle and square, then progressing to concrete items like apple and house. By the end, the pictures are inviting a little imagination and storytelling, with such tale-starters as wolf, robot and princess. This is a great book for catching the attention of readers-to-be.

    3. Lancashire Evening Post (UK)

      Contemporary, quirky and created in a compelling large format, Coat’s first book of words and pictures is perfect for sharing with babies and toddlers.

    4. Gleebooks (AU)

      A stunning, and deceptively simple, picture dictionary for babies.

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