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Once upon an Alphabet: Short Stories for All the Letters
By Oliver Jeffers (illustrator) and Oliver Jeffers
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Philomel Books
Publication date March 7, 2017
Binding Hardcover
Edition Board book
Book category Easy Fiction
ISBN-13 9780399545429
ISBN-10 0399545425
Dimensions 0 by 8 by 7.50 in.
Original list price $8.99
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The New York Times bestselling alphabet/story book from the artist of The Day the Crayons Quit is now available in an abridged edition for the littlest learners!
 
The perfect introduction to both the alphabet and to the world of Oliver Jeffers! This clever and funny board book from the #1 bestselling illustrator of The Day the Crayons Quit and creator of Stuck gives center stage to Oliver Jeffers' whimsical illustrations as it helps parents and toddlers connect through learning and art. A must-have.

Praise for Once Upon an Alphabet:

An Amazon Best Book of 2014!

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year!

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



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Hardcover
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Board book edition from Philomel Books (March 7, 2017)
9780399545429 | details & prices | List price $8.99
This edition also contains Once upon an Alphabet: Short Stories for All the Letters
About: The New York Times bestselling alphabet/story book from the artist of The Day the Crayons Quit is now available in an abridged edition for the littlest learners!
School and Library
Book cover for 9780399167911
 
from Philomel Books (October 14, 2014)
9780399167911 | details & prices | 112 pages | 9.50 × 13.00 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels Preschool | 2.10 lbs | List price $26.99
About: Perfect for gift-giving, here isTHE alphabet book to top all others, an over-sized work of brilliance from the illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestselling The Day the Crayons Quit!

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