With a bag full of coins, a child stops in the specialty shops of Market Street where the merchants are creatively dressed in the A to Z merchandise, from apples to ribbons to zippers. In this alphabet book the child's day kicks off with a rhyme at the start of Market Street leading to each merchandiser garbed in the theme of the item he or she sells. On each simply framed page, the finely detailed and inventive composition of the shopkeeper's attire is amusing and delightful. At the end of the shopping day the rhyme brings the story to a close. With a coin-less bag, the child heads home with the purchased A to Z presents for a friend. The gifts are visibly carried in a magical armload and provide fun as one reviews the shopping treasures at the end of the day. It is no wonder the young shopper is fast asleep after this shopping venture! 1989 (orig. 1981), Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins Children's Books, , and Ages 3 to 7.
Carrie Hane Hung <%ISBN%>0688803091