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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Once Upon an Alphabet by Oliver Jeffers

AR Level: 4.1
AR Points: 0.5
AR Quiz Number: 228079
Page Count: 112 pages

Oliver Jeffers is back at it again. I pulled this book from our shelves the other day and sat down to take a quick look.... I ended up sitting there till I had ripped through the entire thing. Now typically, I am not a huge fan of ABC books. They seem simple and lazy to me, and of course I don't need help remembering the alphabet, so I am generally not interested. Once Upon an Alphabet is different.

While most ABC books, have one distinct word for the letter page it is on, in Once Upon an Alphabet a short story is told over around 3 pages per each letter. In the story the letter is used a number of times in the quirky little tale, before we move on to the next story. Each story is different, and yet occasionally characters and themes pop back up later in the book. Whimsical and fun, Once Upon an Alphabet is by far my favorite ABC book. Be forewarned, this is not a 26 page book. Stretching over 122 pages, this book might take more than one sitting to read through with your little ones.

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