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Twenty-five letters of the alphabet embark on a mission to find Little x in this jovial mystery from Audrey and Bruce Wood, the creators of Alphabet Adventure.
When Little x turns up missing one night, the other letters in Charley's alphabet hop aboard a pencil and zoom off to find him. Flying over towns and country fields, the group spots another of Charley's pencils near a castle and makes a b-line downward, only to learn from a crooked capital I that the castle belongs to Master. Once inside, the letters see Little x tap dancing on a xylophone in the presence an overpowering capital M, but when they beckon him to come with, the reply is, "Little x is just a worthless letter back home. At least here I have a job." Fortunately, the letters have a secret up their sleeve about a birthday present for Charley's mother, and after giant M finally lets Little x go (they hit his soft spot, since "mother" begins with him), they hightail it back home, where Charley's gift results in a special job for Little x.
Following the format of their previous alphabet book, the Woods have created another fanciful, letter-filled treat. Bruce Wood's fantastical illustrations will keep young alphabet learners scouring the pages for new things to identify, making these letters a rollicking group of adventurers that kids will love to follow. This alphabet book gets a capital A. Matt Warner