Jeffers, Oliver Once Upon an Alphabet: Short Stories for All the Letters, 112 pgs. Philomel Books, 2014. $26.99. PICTURE BOOK
This book is adorable and so much fun, oversize and perfect for reading aloud to a group or on a lap. Each letter has a story with a surprise and funny ending. The pen and ink illustrations are fun and simple and large. There is an astronaut with a fear of heights, a girl who lives in a half of a house, robots who steal rainclouds, a monkey who can’t climb trees . . . one story for each letter. This book will be read and re-read.
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