Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Alpha Oops!

My kids love alphabet books, and there are a lot of excellent ones available. Our family's all-time favorite is Alpha Oops! The Day Z Went First, by Alethea Kontis and illustrated by Bob Kolar.

All three of my children absolutely adore this book. They love the story, the humor, the brilliant illustrations, and the gusto with which their parents read it. Because it is a fun book to read.

The letter A is kicking off the show with the tried and true "A is for apple" when he is interrupted by Z, who angrily announces: "Zebra and I are SICK of this last-in-line stuff! This time we want to go first!"

Chaos ensues, and the letters become so mixed up that even that rabble-rouser Z becomes irritated with the results. But with a little flexibility and compromise, each letter gets a turn, and A wraps things up with a glorious grand finale.

The combination of witty dialogue and delightful illustrations make this one of those books you won't mind reading again and again.

1 comment:

Angela said...

Thanks for the review! I'm going to see if our library has this! :)