Wednesday, September 1, 2010

AlphaOops!

AlphaOops! H is for Halloween!
By Alethea Kontis; illustrated by Bob Kolar
Candlewick Press, 2010. Unpaged. Picture book.

In this delightful picture book, all the letters of the alphabet are introduced in a zany, Halloween-themed way. Simple, graphic shapes and bright, luminous colors layered with light texture bring extra zip and drama to the story. The letters all have big, fun personalities and are each easily recognizable although decked out with the occasional costume as well as legs and arms. Kids will love all the funny things the letters say and will definitely learn a few hefty vocabulary words like "lycanthrope" and "buccaneer." Altogether, this is a fun presentation of the alphabet and ahead of the game for those looking for Halloween books!

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