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The ABC's set off on a mysterious adventure in this vibrant new picture book from Audrey Wood. After a summer of training, the alphabet is ready to go to school and help young students to read. While leaving Alphabet Island to go to school, little i falls off the bridge! Working as a team, the other letters save her, but they soon realize she is missing her dot. They search far and wide to find the dot, as the alphabet would be incomplete without it. Their hunt is unsuccessful, and big I suggests that they look for replacements for the missing dot -- a ladybug, a star, and a cherry are a few possibilities. But the dot suddenly jumps out and claims her spot with little i. Dot's game of hide-and-seek is over, and the team head to school just in time.
This wonderfully bright introduction to the alphabet offers more than a mere lesson. Kids can search the pages for little i's dot, as it is hidden in each layout. Use of both capital and lowercase letters, in order and in disarray, will help youngsters recognize letters in all their states. The illustrations are vibrant and unique, using 3-D software to create clean, graphic images. With eye-catching pictures and a charming adventure, kids will be using their ABC's in no time. (Amy Barkat)