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Aster Aardvark's Alphabet Adventures
     

Aster Aardvark's Alphabet Adventures

by Steven Kellogg
 

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A wild, witty, wonderful alliterative alphabet "glowing with bright, harmonious hues....Children will delight in this zany celebration of the sound and sense of words."—Booklist.

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A wild, witty, wonderful alliterative alphabet "glowing with bright, harmonious hues....Children will delight in this zany celebration of the sound and sense of words."—Booklist.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Zaniness reigns as Aster careens through the alphabet in a series of misadventures. Ages 6-up. (Apr.)
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3 Aster Aardvark, who ``had an aversion to the alphabet'' but achieved an ``amazing aptitude for aerial alphabetical acrobatics,'' skywrites letters as she propels her plane across many pages of Kellogg's alphabet book. These illustrations are Kellogg at his best. The pages overflow with his sensational, cavorting cartoon characters embroiled in sublimely ridiculous situations. Accompanying each page or two of illustration is a tongue twister of an explanation using the featured letter in a flow of alliterative nonsense. Complex vocabulary flows freely, and herein lies the problem. Older readers may delight in the bizarre banter, but they will feel that the illustrations are for children much younger. As a preschool picture book, however, pity the poor parents perplexed by the preposterous paradigms of prose which they must paraphrase to appease their prodigious progeny. Susan Scheps, Shaker Heights Public Library, Ohio

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688115715
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/01/1992
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
8.31(w) x 11.01(h) x 0.18(d)
Lexile:
AD1400L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Steven Kellogg was "moved by the simplicity, the subtleties, and the poignance of the writing in this story." He welcomed the opportunity to reillustrate it in full color. Mr. Kellogg is an award-winning author and illustrator who has created more than 100 children's books, including The Three Little Pigs, Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, and Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett. He is the illustrator of Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town and The Baby Beebee Bird. Mr.

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