For the first time, Zolo, the construction toy, is now a book! Zolo A-B-Z: An Alphabet Book is a fun and wacky way to learn one's A-B-Cs. Bright and colorful, silly and whimsical, the Zolo shapes create many fun, slightly abstract characters, from birds and fish to dogs and people. Houses, trees, and cars take on a whole new look with Zolo, too. Throughout the book, the character Ozlo -- a pink and green dog with silly looking ears and tail -- interacts with other characters and objects that begin with each letter of the alphabet. (For instance, B is for black, bat, balloon etc. and also for "bold", "brave" and "BOO!".) Launched in 1986 by Higashi Glaser Design, Zolo - a groundbreaking toy that established a new, free-form, gender-neutral construction format - has been a popular product for upmarket stores, such as MoMA bookshops and F.A.O. Schwartz. Think "abstract Mr. Potato Head." The book will be packaged with die-cut pieces printed on cardstock so children can create their own Zolo characters just like in the book (and the toy!).
Byron Glaser and Sandra Higashi are designers and illustrators of creativity-inspiring products, including the award-winning toys Zolo and Bonz. Byron and Sandra have been designing together since their first meeting at the Art Center College of Design in 1974, eventually forming Higashi Glaser Design in 1986. They work in a variety of mediums, including painting, collage, sculpture, and digital art. Both natives of Southern California, they now divide their time between New York City and Virginia.