Alpha Beta Chowder

Alpha Beta Chowder

by William Steig
     
 

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You've learned your alphabet, from Apple to Zebra. Now have some fun with it! See the hag with the heebies-jeebies. Hear Carrotina play her concertina. Each verse plays with a letter of the alphabet "in this animated alphabet book, abuzz with crazy characters. A splendid collaboration . . . There is never a dull moment."--Publishers Weekly, starred review. Full color.

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You've learned your alphabet, from Apple to Zebra. Now have some fun with it! See the hag with the heebies-jeebies. Hear Carrotina play her concertina. Each verse plays with a letter of the alphabet "in this animated alphabet book, abuzz with crazy characters. A splendid collaboration . . . There is never a dull moment."--Publishers Weekly, starred review. Full color.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jan Lieberman
Jeanne Steig's Alpha Beta Chowder is the most deliciously wicked ABC poetry book to appear in recent years. Ms. Steig delights readers with the saucy humor while she challenges their vocabulary quotients. "An Appetizer for Alexander", for example, begins "Abhorrent axolotl, scat! Unless you'd like to feed my cat," and ends with an explanation of what an axolotl is-"Amphibian, avoid thy fate. Slither off! Absquatulate!" Adults will enjoy as much as the kids her verbal agility and William Steig's outrageously funny caricatures.
Children's Literature - Kathleen Karr
The Steigs have some fun with a cornucopia of words in this light verse tribute to the alphabet. From a to z, each poem plays with its letter adroitly, from abhorrent axolotles to "Feckless Father's Foolish Frolic" and "Shipwrecked Sailors Salvage Stilton." The poems should delightfully twist kids' tongues, while William Steig's usual wry illustrations will add appropriate flavor. Ogden Nash would be proud.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062059024
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/01/1994
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.31(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.26(d)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

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