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Professor Whiskerton Presents Steampunk ABC (2014): Ratchets and Toggles and Gears, Oh My!

Lisa Falkenstern, Professor Whiskerton Presents Steampunk ABC (Two Lions Press, 2014)

Full disclosure: this book was provided to me free of charge by Amazon Vine.

Two enterprising mice, in the cockpit of their airship, proudly display the author's name on the book's cover.

Prepare for liftoff.
photo credit: Barnes and Noble

The Bean hasn’t cottoned to this one yet, which I think is quite the crime. I love the detailed illustrations in this one, which features a pair of mouse inventors doing generally silly things with Rube Goldberg-esque machines. (In other words, steampunk.) I’ll keep trying it on him once a week or so until he grows into it because I’m so fond of it. Definitely not the typical ABC book! *** ½

About Robert "Goat" Beveridge

Media critic (amateur, semi-pro, and for one brief shining moment in 2000 pro) since 1986. Guy behind noise/powerelectronics band XTerminal (after many small stints in jazz, rock, and metal bands). Known for being tactless but honest.

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