The Absolutely Awful Alphabet
|Rating||:||4.30 (913 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||32 Pages|
They belch and drool, and stick out their tongues. The alphabet never looked this way before. These letters have drippy noses, scratchy hair, and green teeth. Zany art gives each letter a spectacular new personality, and the humorous, alliterative text is sure to stretch young readers’ vocabularies.
Alphabet lessons have never been so slimy, ugly, nasty, or just plain weird, and Gerstein's illustrations strike just the right tone. Suppose each letter in the alphabet were some ghoulish creep. ("P, a particularly putrid Predator plans to pulverize Q, a quivering, quizzical Quacker") You'd have the delightfully spooky and suspenseful version of the alphabet that is Mordicai Gerstein's The Absolutely Awful Alphabet. (Ages 5 and older) --Jean Lenihan. The best of the worst? V, a "voracious vegetable vampire who is viciously vile." Warning: You'll never look at an ear of corn the same way again. ("A is an awfully arrogant Amphibian") And suppose each ensuing letter, nastier tha
OMG I LOVE THIS Many alphabet books are aggressively "real". They feel they have to be in order to illustrate what the letter stands for. That's cool.This is different. The author decided to make each individual letter its own character. It's own VILE character, that is. (V is a vegetable vampire, obviously our favorite!) Each letter is in some way influenced by the one next in line often picking on that one, but sometimes annoyed by it.The illustrations are suitably "awful", full of teeth and glares (while still being recognizeably letters). And the vocabulary! A far cry from apples and balls and cats, here the action is all in the adjec. T. Vega said Fun for the whole family. My 5 yr old daughter's favorite book. The focus is alliteration. Each letter is originally illustrated and has an interesting description.. Very Amusing I chose to read this book for a Children's Lit. class in college. It was one of the most amusing alphabet books I found. The pictures are absolutely great. The book contains tons of volcabulary words (ie. ferocious, jabbering, and quizzical) for those who already know their ABCs. It could be used in the classroom by having kids make up their own monsters using letters assigned to them. Then they could all be compiled to make an alphabet book written and illustrated by the whole class.Overall, I loved this book. Kids will have a lot of fun with this one!