What would happen if the alphabet disappeared? What if there were no letter A? Cows would eat HY instead of HAY. What's HY? It's an unheard-off diet, And cows are happy not to try it. Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Wilbur turns his sharp eye to the noble alphabet and imagines what life would be like without these 26 little-but powerful - letters. Packed with humor and witty subtleties, the verse in this captivating picture book is splendidly matched by Caldecott Medal winner David Diaz's hilariously clever illustrations.
Richard Wilbur has twice been awarded the Pulitzer Prize and has also been honored with the National Book Prize, the Bollingen Prize, and the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Poetry.
David Diaz won the Caldecott Medal for the illustrations in Smoky Night, written by Eve Bunting.