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!
Meet the Author
David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim are a husband-and-wife team living in Los Angeles with their daughter, Mina. They met in art school in New York, where they began creating and designing art and toys together. Their relationship continued to grow, and the Uglydolls were born in 2001, quickly becoming a worldwide success with fans of all ages. David, Sun-Min, and the Uglydolls family (24 characters and still growing) have won the Toy of the Year Award and have been featured on CNN, MSNBC, and the Today show and in The New York Times, InStyle, and Time magazine.
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