Al Pha’s Bet by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & illustrated by Delphine Durand
Wonderful things are being invented every day in Al Pha’s world-fire, the wheel, even shadows! His big chance to be part of history comes when the King announces that the twenty-six recently invented letters need to be put in order. Al makes a bet with himself that he’s the man for the job. Through a series of funny events, he eventually finds the perfect order for the letters, and the king rewards him by naming his creation the “Alphabet.”
Sure to entertain and engage young readers, this book turns the ABC’s inside out. Kids will laugh at the quirky illustrations and clever wordplay, while wondering where the alphabet really did get its order.
Apple Pie ABC by Alison Murray
When an apple pie arrives piping hot on the kitchen table, a little pup does everything from A to Z to get his paws on it. He Ogles it. He Pines for it. But will his ABC antics land him a slice? APPLE PIE ABC is a delicious twist on traditional verse brought to life by Alison Murray’s simple words and whimsical illustrations. Sure to delight readers of all ages, it’s a book to savor again and again.
Astonishing Animal ABC by Charles Fuge
A is for absolutely adorable animals. B is for best-selling illustrator.Â And C is for the award-winning Charles Fuge, whose irresistible artwork makes this one of the most charming ABC books ever. Fuge has created a delightful menagerie of creatures, from an ARTY AARDVARK and BOUNCING BEAR to a vet-visiting VULTURE and sweetly WORRIED WALRUS. Playful rhyming text and a fun final tableau will have little ones learning their letters in no time!
Martha Speaks by Susan Meddaugh
When Helen Finney feeds alphabet soup to her dog Martha, Martha begins to speak. But having a talking dog is not as fun as it seems.