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M is för Metal! : The Loudest Alphabet Book on Earth Hardcover – 1 Oct 2006

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 62 pages
  • Publisher: Love Police Pty Ltd; Reprint edition (1 Oct. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0975683403
  • ISBN-13: 978-0975683408
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 24.1 x 24.8 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 289,091 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
The Best! 7 Mar. 2010
By Knowledge Contagion - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I actually bought this book for my 2-year-old cousin (he's headbanging to Slayer already!) but when I got home and actually looked through it, I couldn't bring myself to give it up. This book is simply awesome! Every metalhead who has a child or knows other metalheads with children should own this book. The drawings are fabulous! Here are some reasons why this book literally rocks:

B is for Ballad and Paul McNeil drew a picture of Axyl Rose belting out "November Rain" to a lighter-holding audience.
G is for Groupies with a picture of a couple making out in the back of a bus (you might want to consider age appropriatness before giving this to a child).
"P is for Pop; (wait up, something's wrong!); This books's about Metal, not that king of song!" and has a picture of a boy-band on the opposite page.
Some pictures have camios of classic rockers (such as Dee Snider, Alice Cooper, Slash) and it's neat spotting them even though no names are mentioned.

Regaradless of whether you saw Led Zepplin in concert in the 70s or aren't really sure who Queen is (if that's the case make haste and get a Queen CD - it's not too late!!), this book will bring a lot of smiles to your face and most likely a lot of memories too. Not having a child of your own is definitely not a reason to not buy this book!!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Rather innovative, but name associations could have been more metal 9 Dec. 2010
By Brian A. Hickam - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
McNeil and Divola have compiled a cute and witty book; but I just wish they'd selected better associations for the letters "S" and "W."

"A," for example, is for "Angus" and "K" is for "Kiss." Many letter associations are unexpected, but intriguing. While including Queen and Zeppelin under "Q" and "Z" doesn't bother me, associating "S" with the Rolling Stones and "W" with the Windmills of Pete Townshend of The Who does. With only 26 letters in the alphabet, better choices for a book on "METAL" might have been:

Sabbath, Slayer, Saxon, Sepultura, Sludge Metal, spikes, Stoner Metal, or even Scorpions, Soundgarden, Slipknot or Stoner Rock; WACKEN, whiplash, White Zombie, wizards, war, war pigs, W.A.S.P., Western Civilization, or WEBZINES. Since this book was published in 2008 I would've preferred something more on target.
Beautifully Hardcore 5 Sept. 2011
By Rachel - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My best friend's older brother recently had a baby with his fiancee. This book was perfect for them. He was all about sex, drugs, and rock and roll and then he had a family and grew up. This book is perfect to help him be that family man but still be as awesomely cool as he was in college. I hope there are more books like this to help teach my children how cool you can be and still be smart and educated. I love when education, books and learning can be formed into something so hardcore and cool. I would reccomend this book to any former hardcore punks that are now mainstreaming with a new family.
AMAZING 31 Jan. 2011
By beth - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
We bought his as a gift for new parents and they loved it and asked many times how we found such a unique and fun book. It was great quality with bright colors and lots of fun to read for parents who enjoy Metal! Very fun!
METAL! 5 Mar. 2013
By PennyLane - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! I got this for my cousins hubby, when they found out they were having a baby. The illustrations are fun and the rhymes are awesome.
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