Being a graphic designer, I'm naturally drawn to this book, Alphabeasties: And Other Amazing Types, by Chronicle. I know there are hundreds, maybe thousands of alphabet books out there. But what I like about this one is that beyond the usual alphabet book, each animal is created with the letter it starts with in the alphabet.
After reading this book, try finding a bunch of the same letters in a magazine, and cutting out and making your own Alphabeastie... or Alphabot...Alphamonster. You get the idea!