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School Library JournalThis entry in the aalphabet genre takes an inventive approach, highlighting words in which letters appear twice in a row. So Aaron Aardvark plays with Isaac Aardwolf for AA, while T features a little kitten. Some letters are easier to double up than others, which adds to the fun. The EE page includes peep, beep, peeking, speedy, and several others. WW, on the other hand, requires a bit more stretching , plus a bowwow from the dog that views it. Many of the examples are printed, usually as signs or labels, or within the word bubbles of the talking animals. This allows prereaders to spot the double letters even if they are not quite ready to read or understand all of the words. Some scenes include double-letter items without a written clue, such as the squirrel with a carrot in RR, which provides an extra challenging element for older readers. The playful watercolor illustrations depict a large cast of characters interacting in a variety of humorous settings. Colorful figures like the vacuuming horse and the happy, hippie hippo lend the right touch of wackiness to the visual presentation. There's challenging letter-related fun throughout, with the final page bringing readers back to the aardvark that has completed a puzzle, a pizza, and a fizzy cola and now sleeps with a Zz.