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The sleepy little alphabet : a bedtime story from Alphabet Town

by Sierra, Judy.

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 16 Libraries 19 of 24 copies
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Summary
A delightful book to read out loud with children who are just learning their ABCs.

It's sleepy time in Alphabet Town. But the twenty-six little letters of the alphabet all have something they need--or want--to do before BIG-letter moms and dads tuck them in. Not since the classic Chicka Chicka Boom Boom has there been such an appealing way to teach the youngest child the ABCs while providing a one-minute goodnight story. Of course, Melissa Sweet's animated watercolor, pencil, and collage illustrations may beg for a little more time to match up all the toys with the right letters, and Judy Sierra' s rollicking rhymed story will want to be heard again and again. Okay, so maybe it's a three-minute story!
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "When it's time for bed in Alphabet Town, the parents (uppercase letters) round up their children (lowercase letters) and head for home. The little letters react in various ways: some act up and try various dodges to avoid bedtime (m is mopey,/ n is naughty./ Oops!/ o and p upset the potty), while others become cuddly and compliant (v is very, very snoozy./ w is wobbly-woozy.), but by the last page, nearly every little letter appears to be sleeping soundly. The brief lines of rhythmic, rhyming text are fun to read aloud, reinforcing the sounds of the letters for children still working on their alphabet skills. Using plenty of white space, Sweet combines drawings, washes in fresh colors, and collage elements in a series of illustrations full of spontaneity, wit, and charm. Visual details offer opportunities for children to identify objects beginning with the letters featured on each page. A surprisingly fresh take on an old standby: the alphabet book.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Sierra and Sweet (Schoolyard Rhymes) collaborate on an alphabet rhyme about rambunctious lower-case letters who won't go to bed ("h tries standing on her head./ i and j jump on the bed"). Bookstore shelves may be crowded with abecedarian offerings, but the bounce of Sierra's meter, the time-for-bed theme and Sweet's offhand pencil and watercolor drawings make the story feel fresh. Throughout, Sierra inserts vocabulary items that incorporate the letters ("u takes off his underwear") while Sweet provides the laughs (u's gleeful bucktoothed grin as he tosses a pair of outsize polka-dot bloomers in the air). The adults are pictured as capital letters, as they attempt to shepherd their children through their nightly routines. Sweet fills each room with alphabetically appropriate accessories: the X and Y family has a framed yo-yo championship award, while the Ts have a telephone, a tortoise and a tea set. Textiles, loose-leaf binder paper and newsprint are used judiciously for visual interest, while the letters' goggle eyes, toothy smiles and emotive expressions all spell F-U-N. Ages 2-6. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects English language -- Alphabet -- Juvenile literature.
Alphabet books.
Alphabet.
Publisher New York :Alfred A. Knopf,2009
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Sweet, Melissa, 1956-
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 27 cm
ISBN 9780375840029 (trade)
0375840028 (trade)
9780375940026 (lib. bdg.)
0375940022 (lib. bdg.)
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