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Come join the fun and solve a simple alphabet mystery!

All the little letters from Charley's Alphabet have learned their proper order, from a to z. They're ready to go to school, but suddenly something is wrong! Little i has lost her dot, and none of the letters can find it. Can you?

Children, parents, and teachers will have a great time finding and identifying the "little" letters on every page -- and when the little letters meet up with a party of "big" letters, the entire alphabet, large and small, can be found in one exuberant scene. From games of hide-and-seek to a wealth of teaching tools, you're off on an Alphabet Adventure -- a new way of learning your a-b-c's.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780439080699
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 08/01/2001
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 292,106
Product dimensions: 10.75(w) x 9.62(h) x (d)
Lexile: AD580L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Audrey Wood has been writing award-winning children's books for more than 30 years. She often collaborates with her husband, Don Wood (IT'S DUFFY TIME; THE NAPPING HOUSE; KING BIDGOOD'S IN THE BATHTUB; MERRY CHRISTMAS, BIG HUNGRY BEAR), and she has created many bestsellers with their son, Bruce (ALPHABET MYSTERY; TEN LITTLE FISH). Audrey also illustrates books herself, including BLUE SKY (2012); SILLY SALLY; and A DOG NEEDS A BONE.

As a fifth-generation professional artist, I grew up with art all around me – in the studios of my parents and grandparents. I have always been very interested in art – it always seemed like a lot of fun.

One of the major advantages of growing up in a family of artists is the support you receive while learning your art form. It was also a unique experience. One year for my birthday, my parents made me a kid-sized cardboard castle out of refrigerator boxes in our backyard. It took me a few years to realize that not all my friends' parents were as creative as mine.

My initial interest in digital art came about at a young age. I started using Commodore 64's when I was eleven or twelve, and by age thirteen, I could do basic programming. Since then, I was always interested in how companies made computer games, and I think that's what ultimately led me to 3-D design.

In 1991, I attended the California Institute of the Arts, where I studied drama and advanced my interest in art created on the computer. Then, in 1993, I decided to enroll in the innovative San Francisco State Multimedia Center, where I pursued my long-standing interest in designing computer programs by studying animation and 3-D modeling.

This year I joined my family's creative team and illustrated my first book, The Christmas Adventure of Space Elf Sam. The book took me over two years to make, and it was a true family collaboration. My mom wrote the story and my dad, Don Wood, functioned as art director.

I love telling stories with my art, and picture books are just that. And of course, I love seeing the face of a young child, sitting on a bookstore floor, completely immersed in a book that I have created.

Aside from being a children's book illustrator, I also surf, snowboard, and sail, which means that I do get to see the sun sometimes.

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Alphabet Adventure 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Katie20 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was about the letters in the alphabet. They go on an adventure and discover that they each work together to get on their voyage. I enjoyed this book because it wasn't the everyday a is for apple. It is actually an adventure. I really enjoyed the illustrations also.
jamie_tow on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This story is charming and simple. Before the letters of the alphabet can go off to school to become "Charley's Alphabet", they are delayed by the loss of the lower case "i" missing the dot, or find a way to make the dot return so that they may get to school in time for Charley, the boy who needs them.As a Pre-K teacher, I was excited to find this book in time for the school year to begin. What a wonderful way to introduce the alphabet to a group of wide-eyed children. This book is so fun. It's part "I Spy", searching for the missing dot, part fashion show as little "i" tries on a star, a heart, even a ladybug in place of her missing dot, and just a great story too. The i-cing on the cake is that it keeps the children engaged while learning the alphabet.
dtortorice on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Alphabet Adventure finds Charley's letters on and adventure again. This time little i has lost his dot and he needs the help of his friends to see the importance of the dot. As they try to find a replacement, the dot finally comes forth!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My three year old son adores these books. We discovered this book after reading Alphabet Rescue from the library. He was so sad that we had to return it that I purchased all three from the series for us to read. We read them every night! This charming story about a little i that's lost its dot and the little letter's search for the missing dot. I like that the dot is hidden on every page and my son loves finding it. The pictures are bright and colorful as well.