Once Upon an Alphabet

(Author) (Illustrator)
Available

Product Details

Price
$26.99  $24.83
Publisher
Philomel Books
Publish Date
Pages
1
Dimensions
9.23 X 0.76 X 12.5 inches | 2.09 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780399167911
BISAC Categories:

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

Oliver Jeffers (www.oliverjeffersworld.com) creates art for children and adults alike. His picture books, including Stuck, Lost and Found, How to Catch a Star, The Incredible Book Eating Boy, This Moose Belongs to Me, and The Day the Crayons Quit (a #1 bestseller) written by Drew Daywalt), have garnered multiple starred reviews and spots on the New York Times bestseller list. The Hueys in: The New Sweater was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year in 2012. Oliver also hand-lettered the lyric video for U2's single, Ordinary Love.Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Oliver now lives and creates art in Brooklyn, New York.

Reviews

Praise for ONCE UPON AN ALPHABET:

An Amazon Best Book of 2014!

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year!

A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year!

* "The silly, spare, slightly surreal text occasionally rhymes and endlessly surprises. An utterly delightful alphabet book."-Kirkus Review, starred review

* "With wry humor, equally droll ink illustrations, and a solid dose of alliteration, Jeffers creates delightful mini-narratives for each letter of the alphabet."-Publishers Weekly, starred review


* "An altogether stimulating, surprising, and satisfying reading experience."-School Library Journal, starred review

* "Whimsical, funny, occasionally tragic, and highly entertaining, this collection of (sometimes) interlocking tales is brilliantly inventive."-Horn Book, starred review

"Jeffers knows how to catch the attention of his young audience while challenging their imagination, intellect and vocabulary. This whimsical exploration of letters and language begs to be read over and over again."-BookPage

"Handsome, humorous and clad in bright tomato-red, [this] is the sort of book you may want to rush into the arms of imaginative, good-natured children between 4 and 10 years old. [T]his is no traditional abecedarian exercise.The stories are wonderfully varied, sometimes philosophical and often end surprisingly; the drawings are just as quirky and unpredictable."-The Wall Street Journal

"[W]itty from A to Z . . . no one would blame you for having a copy even if there are no kids in the house. Think of it as Edward Gorey for the preschool set -- and their hip parents."-The Washington Post "Jeffers knows how to catch the attention of his young audience while challenging their imagination, intellect and vocabulary. This whimsical exploration of letters and language begs to be read over and over again."--Book Page