The Alphabet from A to Y with Bonus Letter Z! by Steve Martin, Ro...

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  • The ABCs have never had it so good—created by two of today’s wittiest, most imaginative minds, OUR ALPHABET BOOK is a sheer delight from A to Z. In twenty-six alliterative couplets, Steve Martin conjures up much more than mere apples and zebras; instead we meet Horace the Hare, whose hairdo hides hunchbacks, and Ollie the Owl, who owed Owen an oboe. Roz Chast contributes the perfect visual settings for Martin’s zany two-liners. Her instantly recognizable drawings are packed with humorous touches both broad and subtle.

    Each re-reading—and there will be many—delivers new delights and discoveries. There, hidden behind Bad Baby Bubbleducks who battered his bed with broken bananas and old moldy bread, is a framed picture of a beatnik holding balloons; and the letter C finds clunky Clarissa all clingy and clueless adrift in a landscape cluttered with images ranging from a curiously comfortable clown to Chuck’s Chili stand, which purveys such dishes as chocolate chili, coconut chili, and cherry chip chili. A smart, laugh-inducing introduction to the alphabet for young children, OUR ALPHABET BOOK will also enchant adults with its matchless mix of the sophisticated and the silly.
  • For the Aunt who spends time reading to her nieces and nephews, it's nice to have a refreshing and humorous look at the alphabet.