Once Upon an Alphabet: Short Stories for All the
Letters by Oliver Jeffers. If every story is
made up of words – which are made up of letters – then shouldn’t every letter
deserve its own story? In this wonderful alphabet book, Jeffers does just that.
He devotes an entire short story to each of the twenty-six letters, A to Z. We
begin with an Astronaut who’s been
training for Adventure, then meet Bernard and Bob, Battling neighbors
separated by a Bridge. There’s also
the Enigma of how many Elephants can fit inside and Envelope (you’ll find the answer under N) and still later, there’s Owl and Octopus, searching for problems to solve Out On the Ocean. First we meet an astronaut named
Edmund who has been training his whole life to go up in space. And it all comes
full circle at the end when the Astronaut
purchases a Zeppelin. Here are 26
delightful stories with quirky and fun illustrations that the whole family will
adore. Your young readers will be
laughing out loud at these fun-filled alphabet-inspired stories that run the
gamut from A to Z. Ages 3-8. 112pp.