Illustration: Learn the Hungarian alphabet with Anna Kövecses

Date
3 October 2013
Reading Time
1 minute read

I distinctly remember being absolutely horrified when first learning the alphabet, that “M” (for Maisie) was represented in Letterland by “Munching Mike”, who not only had a boy’s name, but was also a giant, mechanical monster who ate a lot. Naturally, I wanted to be “Talking Tess”. Alas, I didn’t have the very talented and super nice Anna Kövecses to create my very own alphabet book, customised so that each letter corresponded to something I liked.

It’s a beautiful book, too. Designed and illustrated by Anna as a personal project to teach a four year old girl the 44 letters of the Hungarian alphabet on her summer holiday, it boasts a whole selection of sumptuous illustrations, in the kinds of colours which recall years at primary school as seen through a haze of warm nostalgia. Characters and landscapes alike are illustrated with bucket-loads of charm. Now then, to learning Hungarian…

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Anna Kövecses: Ábécés Könyv

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Anna Kövecses: Ábécés Könyv

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Anna Kövecses: Ábécés Könyv

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Anna Kövecses: Ábécés Könyv

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Anna Kövecses: Ábécés Könyv

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Anna Kövecses: Ábécés Könyv

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Anna Kövecses: Ábécés Könyv

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Anna Kövecses: Ábécés Könyv

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Anna Kövecses: Ábécés Könyv

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Maisie Skidmore

Maisie joined It’s Nice That fresh out of university in the summer of 2013 as an intern before joining full time as an Assistant Editor. Maisie left It’s Nice That in July 2015.

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