The expression of love has occurred throughout the ages in innumerable fashions. Sonnets, soliloquies, songs; 'countless ways' is the true answer to Elizabeth Barrett Browning's How do I love thee? Often, the simplest method is best, using the word itself: Love. In Animals Spell Love, gorgeously written and designed by David Cundy, sixteen critters from the farthest reaches of the animal kingdom help readers of all ages learn how to express the word love in sixteen languages from around the globe. From Czech to Amharic to Korean, and even including American Sign Language, children and adults will be delighted by the way Cundy shapes the letters into animals, and his brief primers, complete with pronunciation guide for every incarnation will help readers indulge in the languages of love.
Animals Spell Love is David Cundy's debut children's book, following his long career in the graphic arts. David has designed type at Linotype in New York and with the renowned type designer Matthew Carter in London. His graphic design firm, Design Trust, has created identities and websites for many organizations, including the Brooklyn Museum, Columbia University, and the Parsons School of Design. David has served on the board of directors of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts and has taught in Yale's graduate graphic design program. Beyond his passing experience with several living and dead languages, his literary endeavors extend to poetry and creative writing.