For fans of P is for Pterodactyl comes this groundbreaking spin on the ABCs from an acclaimed bestselling author and artist duo!
Here's a totally twisted take on the alphabet that invites readers to look at it in a whole new way: An A is an H that just won't stand up right, a B is a D with its belt on too tight, and a Z is an L in a tug-of-war fight! Twenty-six letters, unique from each other -- and yet, every letter looks just like one another! Kind of like...one big family.
From two bestselling masters of wordplay and visual high jinks comes a mind-bending riddle of delightful doppelgängers and surprising disguises that reveal we're more alike than we may think. You'll never look at the alphabet the same way again!
This alphabet comedy by Harris (I'm Just No Good at Rhyming) uncovers unexpected family resemblances between letters of the Latin alphabet: "For all of the letters from A on through Z / Can look like each other in some way, to me." "A G is a Q that has started to yawn/ An H is a U with a pair of stilts on." In spreads with warm, dramatic lighting; sunny colors; and plenty of word balloon chatter, Santat (Lift) portrays the letters as physical bodies, bent and straight, portly and thin, and supplies domestic particulars: G's bedroom has a heavy metal band poster on the wall ("AB/CD") and a stuffed lower-case r to cuddle. The collaboration produces an amusing, imaginative excursion, and it prods readers especially those new to reading and writing to visualize similarities between the symbols. Harris's versifying nails rhyme and meter, and Santat's endless stream of energy (J slumps, sunburned in a deck chair, to become a U, having lost its sunglasses and knocked over its drink) delivers one over-the-top gag after another. Ages 4 8. Author's agent: Richard Abate, 3 Arts Entertainment. Illustrator's agent: Jodi Reamer, Writers House. \n