Eek!: A Noisy Journey from A to Z

Julie Larios (Author) Julie Paschkis (Illustrator)


Make some noise for the most fun (and beautiful) alphabet book you'll read this year!

"An absolute zoo of an ABC book―in the best possible way." ―Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

Author Julie Larios teams up with award-winning author and illustrator Julie Paschkis to lead young readers on a boisterous parade through the alphabet―letter by letter and sound by noisy sound!

This story begins quietly as Mouse selects a flower for someone very dear to him. Then the fun kicks in! To complete his journey, Mouse must make his way through the alphabet. One sniff of his special flower―Achoo!―and a bee flies out―Bzzz! Readers will love meeting the colorful parade of characters along Mouse's trek and will cheer when he reaches his destination and presents the flower to... Well, that part of the story is a surprise!

Larios and Paschkis have produced an entertaining combination of clever onomatopoeic text and lively art that's ideal for educators seeking fun read-alouds and preschoolers learning oral language. It's sure to delight young fans and inspire them to create imaginary alphabet adventures of their own.

Also available from Julie Paschkis:
Kalinka and Grakkle
Mooshka, A Quilt Story
P. Zonka Lays an Egg

Product Details

$16.99  $15.63
Peachtree Publishing Company
Publish Date
September 01, 2020
10.4 X 9.4 X 0.4 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Julie Larios taught for seven years on the faculty of the Vermont College of Fine Arts in their MFA in writing for children program before turning full-time to her writing. Her work has earned her a Pushcart Prize, a Washington State Artist Trust Fellowship Award, and two inclusions in the annual Best American Poetry series for her poetry for adults. She has published four books of poetry for children.
Julie Paschkis was born in Pennsylvania and attended Germantown Friends School, Ringerike Folkehogskole in Norway, Cornell University and the School for American Craftsmen at RIT. She taught art to grade school children for about 8 years. During that time she continued to work on her own art and illustration. In 1991 she stopped teaching to commit herself to doing art full time. That art includes painting, illustration, and illustrating children's books. All of it is connected to storytelling. Julie has published nearly 25 children's picture books, including a much acclaimed one about the poet Pablo Neruda. The Wordy Book is a book of gorgeous word painting on which Julie has worked for many years. It celebrates the imagination and the playful expressiveness, the sheer richness and beauty of language. Julie lives with Seattle, WA with her family and community.


"This clever take on the alphabet book lets readers fill in the story on their own.... Paschkis' folk-art-inspired illustrations, filled with movement, pattern, and color, practically leap off the page.... An absolute zoo of an ABC book--in the best possible way." --Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
"Vibrant colors prevail in Julie Paschkis's lively folk art... Children ages 2-5 who like a bit of noise with their books will enjoy these bright and buoyant pages." --Wall Street Journal
"Charming...adorable, brightly colored illustrations... Parents, teachers, and caregivers will enjoy the artwork and the opportunity to work on oral language.... A lovely and fun addition to an early childhood collection or for early literacy experiences." --School Library Journal