Balloon ABC

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"Balloon ABC" is an animated alphabet ebook. Organized in pairs, the letters of the alphabet are put to work telling 12 miniature stories through animation and sound. Kids like the "setup and punch line" dynamic. One plot line spans much of the book and features a bulldog hanging on a runaway balloon and a hedgehog caught in a wild ricochet. 

A trailer for the book, which is no longer available at Apple Books can be seen here.

About the author/illustrator/animator

Since 1973, Tracy Sabin has crafted illustration for a wide variety of clients. He has illustrated over 500 logos. His skills include animation, package design, paper engineering and mosaic design for public spaces. He has illustrated a number of children's books including the New York Times bestselling popup book, "Castle." His work has been featured in Graphis, Print Magazine, Communication Arts, the Society of Illustrators, and in books and articles about contemporary graphic design and illustration.