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Once Upon an Alphabet by Oliver Jeffers

Once upon an Alphabet by Oliver Jeffers
Once upon an Alphabet inside 1
Once upon an Alphabet inside 2

A – Astronaut, ages, adventure, aliens, although, anything, air, accurate
B – Bernard, Bob, bridge, battling, burning, between, back
C – cup, cupboard, cold, closed, clear, counter, concrete

Leave it up to Oliver Jeffers to take the concept of an alphabet book and raise it. This book of short stories works its way through the alphabet avoiding all the obvious phonetic examples – no apple, ball or cat in this book! Whilst some of the examples may be a little tricky for a first reader (see M for Marvellous, Mattresses, Mountains, Microscope and Molecule) the stories are a great way to introduce children to letters and each story is (in typical Jeffers style) hilarious (I LOLed!!!), surprising and beautifully illustrated.

Once Upon an Alphabet is available from Amazon (US and UK ).

-Mo  x


Comments (6)

Courtney in London
January 16, 2015

Just ordered this! I’m so excited to hear it’s so good! xx

January 16, 2015

This book has been on my wish list since it came out. Thank you Mo for persuading me to finally purchase it. x

January 19, 2015

Tempted to order this book….my 3 love ‘Operation Alphabet – the Ministry of Letters’ by Al MacCuish, so I would love to add another alphabet themed book to our collection. Off to check out amazon, thanks for great tip 🙂

Emma Davies
January 19, 2015

I ‘ummmd’ and ‘ahhhh’ over this at christmas, you have now made up my mind! Ordered tonight!!!!

January 20, 2015

I love that you are back Mo!!! I will get this for Mateos birthday coming up, thanks for the tip!

January 21, 2015

Wait, Mo is back? I remember you! I had really enjoyed your “voice” on the blog in the past. Hope to read more!

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