This review appeared on Sandra Strait's blog, Life Imitates Doodles
Pages: 62 Pages: 68
Size: 4" x 4" Size: 4.5" x 5.5"
Cover Color: Black Cover Color: Red
No instruction Instruction: Tools--All You Really Need
Instruction: The Basic Steps
Steps are shown for: Printemps, Hollibaugh, Ennies
Alphatangle isn't meant to be a teaching book. It's a handy-dandy reference that shows beautiful examples of many patterns, but not the steps to creating them. It does not show how to draw the patterns. I emphasize this, because it's a delightful book, but people can be disappointed if they are expecting something different.
The original version is slightly more portable because of its smaller size. The
revised version has four pages of instruction for beginners.
Not all of the tangles in the book are official tangles, and not all of the official tangles are shown, but this is the largest collection of them to be found (unless you take the CZT training). If you want a small reference, easily carried, then this is the book for you.
I carry the original version of Alphatangle with me all the time, and it has started to fall apart (I've lost the opening page!), so it was a no-brainer for me to buy this revised version. Amazon says they still have 1 new of the Original available, but I don't believe it's available elsewhere unless someone is selling it on ebay.