The popular Uglydolls franchise expands into the Ugly Boards series, featuring the diminutive monsters. Though the book is foremost an abecedarian, the collaborators introduce mininarratives and cause-and-effect scenarios as well. On one spread, M ("more sugar") and N ("nonstop candy") result in a trip to the dentist's chair for a blue monster ("O is for open up!"). The sometimes sardonic humor will likely be lost on the youngest readers and some of the vocabulary (infirmary, ventilated, overdrawn) will need explanation, but it's a good antidote to more generic alphabet books. Also available: 123 4 U. Up to age 4. (July)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
ABC U Laterby David Horvath, Sun-Min Kim
From A is for apple to Z is for zilch, beloved Uglydolls star in hilarious scenes that teach the alphabet in eye-popping spreads that are unutterably Ugly—which is to say charming, irreverent, offbeat, and ADORABLE!
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