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Accidental Alphabet
     

Accidental Alphabet

by Dianna Bonder
 

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Hold on to your hats with this alphabet misadventure! Enter the colourful world of Dianna Bonder, where coughing camels, lazy llamas, and rowdy rooster all muddle their way through the letters of the alphabet. From Auntie Augusta's apple allspice pie to the zebra with a zipper, you can join the delightful animal and human characters, including a toad with a tepid

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Hold on to your hats with this alphabet misadventure! Enter the colourful world of Dianna Bonder, where coughing camels, lazy llamas, and rowdy rooster all muddle their way through the letters of the alphabet. From Auntie Augusta's apple allspice pie to the zebra with a zipper, you can join the delightful animal and human characters, including a toad with a tepid cup of tea, complete with a pinch of flea. Find out what happens when an inquisitive goat finds his way into Granny's jumping bean garden. And all the while, keep your eyes peeled for the hidden letter cleverly disguised in each illustration.

Children and adults alike will be captivated by the tongue-twisting rhymes and amusing alliterations that accompany the images. And with each illustration bursting with detail in this renaissance-inspired title, this book is as much a feast for the eyes as it is for the ears.

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School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-A peppy poem for each letter entertains but the sumptuous illustrations are the strength of this title. Each spread has a hidden letter tucked amid a bounty of letter representatives; hints for finding each one and a list of questions for each letter, complete with answers, appear at the end. Most of the characters seem plucked from nature or medieval fairy tales. The rhymes are not for beginning readers to tackle alone-such words as "queasy," "souffle," "memento," "rambunctious" or "Finkle Dinkle Fenheim" may perplex some children-but shared aloud, they're a delight. ("As Beatrice baked her breakfast of bacon, eggs, and bread/a bug bounced in her butter, and Beatrice turned beet-red./`It seems I've ruined your breakfast,' was the cheeky bug's rude boast,/and so with that, Bea scooped him out and spread him on her toast.") After a few read-alouds, listeners may well have memorized their favorite bits.-Jody McCoy, The Bush School, Seattle, WA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781552855966
Publisher:
Whitecap Books, Limited
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Dianna Bonder studied fine arts, illustrations and commercial design before establishing herself as a successful commercial artist. Quickly tiring of the day-to-day hustle and tight deadlines of the commercial world, however, she started evolving her own unique style of illustration and moved into the field of children's books. After the success of her first book, A Pacific Alphabet, Dianna went on to write and illustrate a bestseller, the Accidental Alphabet.

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