Creative Process

The Alphabet War, A Story about Dyslexia by Diane Burton Robb, published by Albert Whiman & Co.

The Alphabet War, A Story about Dyslexia by Diane Burton Robb, published by Albert Whiman & Co.

In the first three sketches the words the boy is struggling to read are car and cat. The words were changed during the final stages to saw and was! The text read: "There were words on cards, words dangling on strings, little words, black words...He tried to pay attention. But Was looked like Saw." The final illustration was created in pastels on Strathmore Bristol Vellum.

The Alphabet War, A Story about Dyslexia by Diane Burton Robb, published by Albert Whiman & Co.
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