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Fiction Picture Book
Pages: 32
Themes: Alphabet, friendship, humor
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/Sep/2006
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Did you ever try to use an egg in place of a football? Or dress up a live quail in doll's clothes when you didn't have a doll? Or strap rag-dolls onto your feet in place of slippers? In Alphabetter twenty-six boys and girls find themselves in twenty-six different predicaments when the alphabet refuses to cooperate with them. In the end, the solution turns out to be right on the next page, if only they can find it!

BC Parent Magazine - March 1, 2007
"An original alphabet book that is filled with fun preschool humour. Ross's illustrations capture the whimsical fun nature of the book and will have youngsters laughing out loud."
Book Notes - February 1, 2007
"Appropriate for early elementary students who enjoy funny stories and look-and-find books."
CM Magazine - September 15, 2006
"Indeed one of the better alphabet books. Highly recommended."
The Globe and Mail - September 9, 2006
"It is cleverness writ and painted large, and it's delivered with an infectious exuberance and cadence that manifests itself not just in the playful text, but also in illustrator Ross's quirky, kinetic characters."

Awards

Canadian Toy Testing Council Great Books  | 2008 | Commended
CCBC Our Choice  | 2007 | Commended
CLA Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award nominee  | 2007 | Short-listed
OLA Best Bets  | 2007 | Commended
SYRCA Shining Willow nominee  | 2008 | Short-listed