|There is a unique story for every letter of the alphabet in this clever large-format book. A is about an astronaut named Edmund who has a fear of heights. B’s story is about battling Bernard and Bob who burned the bridge between them and learned an important lesson. E’s enigma asks how many elephants can you fit inside an envelope? A nun reveals the answer in N – nearly nine thousand, but it depends on the size of the envelope. Edmund the astronaut appears again in Z for zeppelin, where he drives a steady four feet from the ground. Offbeat wordplay and quirky drawings created with ink and spots of color added digitally enrich this sophisticated alphabet book. mjw|
|Title: Once Upon An Alphabet: Short Stories For All The Letters
Author: Oliver Jeffers
Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers
Publisher: Philomel Books
Original Language: English
Original Publisher: Harper Collins, U.K.
Original Copyright: 2014
Hardcover pages: 112
Age range: 5-12
Genre: Picture Book
Author’s ethnicity: Born in Australia. Bred in Belfast, Ireland
Author’s residence: Brooklyn, U.S.
Illustrator’s ethnicity: Born In Australia. Bred in Belfast, Ireland
Illustrator’s residence: Brooklyn, U.S.
Awards: 2015 CBI Book of the Year Award and Children’s Choice Award (Ireland), 2015 ALA Notable Books for Children
Subjects: Alliteration, Alphabet, Letters, Short stories