ABC Yummy

ABC Yummy

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by Lisa Jahn-Clough
     
 

Eat your way through the alphabet, from Alicia's Appetizing Asparagus to Zoe's Zesty Zucchini! With her bright, energetic illustrations, Lisa Jahn-Clough takes us through the alphabet, linking fruits, and vegetables, by tongue-twisting alliteration, to all twenty-six letters. This charming alphabet book, with its cheerful depictions of girls and boys, is an ideal…  See more details below

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Eat your way through the alphabet, from Alicia's Appetizing Asparagus to Zoe's Zesty Zucchini! With her bright, energetic illustrations, Lisa Jahn-Clough takes us through the alphabet, linking fruits, and vegetables, by tongue-twisting alliteration, to all twenty-six letters. This charming alphabet book, with its cheerful depictions of girls and boys, is an ideal showcase for Lisa Jahn-Clough's exuberant illustrations.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-KLike the many edibles depicted, this small alphabet book will appeal to some tastes and leave others cold. The text is an alliterative list of children's names linked with a variety of familiar and exotic fruits and vegetables. From "Alicia's appetizing asparagus" to "Zoe's zesty zucchini," each small page holds a dark bordered square that contains an oversized food item and one, two, or more capering kids. The text appears along the outside edges of the border, sometimes along the bottom and outer edge, other times beginning along the gutter and continuing along the top of the picture. Initial letters are printed in red to emphasize their importance. Jahn-Clough's illustrations have the look of oil paintings with discernible texture and bold outlines. Lois Ehlert's Eating the Alphabet (Harcourt, 1989) features more kinds of food but no human figures. Like a small snack, this isn't totally satisfying.Lisa Dennis, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Kirkus Reviews
A cheerful alphabet book brimming with good things to eat, from Jahn-Clough (My Happy Birthday Book, 1996, etc.).

In a hand-sized book, the bold, childlike gouache illustrations pack a lot of punch per inch. Each features a tiny child or children cavorting with an enormous fruit or vegetable, against a brightly colored background. For "Carlo's Cosmic Carrot," a boy flies through space on a carrot rocket ship. There is "Matt And Marty's Monumental Mushroom" (larger than most umbrellas) and "Nicki And Nate's Nutricious Nectarine," which is skyborne. Elsewhere, Elena struggles with an enormous eggplant while Pat, Pam, and Paul sleep peacefully in a peapod. The featured letter in each alliterative phrase is printed in red; a final spread shows the entire alphabet in uppercase and lowercase. With an exuberant cast of children of various races, this is not the first book to combine the alphabet, alliteration, and food, but it's certainly among the most appealing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395845424
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
03/31/1997
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
6.31(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Lisa Jahn-Clough has written and illustrated a number of books for young children, including Alicia Has a Bad Day, My Friend and I, Missing Molly, Simon and Molly Plus Hester, and On the Hill, as well as her debut young adult novel Country Girl, City Girl. She is the chair of the illustration program at Maine College of Art and also teaches at the Vermont College Writing for Children and Young Adults program. She lives in Portland, Maine.

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ABC Yummy 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a good book for snacks if you babysit little kids and you want some new snacks for the kids.