The Alphabet from A to Y With Bonus Letter Z! by Steve MartinThe Alphabet from A to Y With Bonus Letter Z! by Steve Martin

The Alphabet from A to Y With Bonus Letter Z!

bySteve Martin, Roz Chast

Picture Books | October 23, 2007

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The acclaimed entertainer and bestselling author Steve Martin and the wildly clever New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast team up in a weird, wonderful excursion through the alphabet.

The ABCs have never had it so good. Created by two of today’s wittiest, most imaginative minds, The Alphabet from A to Y with Bonus Letter Z! is a sheer delight from A to Z. In twenty-six alliterative couplets, Steve Martin conjures up much more than mere apples and zebras. Instead we meet Horace the hare, whose hairdo hides hunchbacks, and Ollie the owl, who owed Owen an oboe. Roz Chast contributes the perfect visual settings for Martin’s zany two-liners. Her instantly recognizable drawings are packed with humorous touches both broad and subtle.

Each rereading—and there will be many—delivers new delights and discoveries. There, hidden behind Bad Baby Bubbleducks, is a framed picture of a beatnik holding balloons; and the letter C finds clunky Clarissa all clingy and clueless adrift in a landscape cluttered with images ranging from a curiously comfortable clown to Chuck’s Chili stand. A smart, laugh-inducing introduction to the alphabet for young children, The Alphabet from A to Y with Bonus Letter Z! will also enchant adults with its matchless mix of the sophisticated and the silly.

STEVE MARTIN is a celebrated writer, actor, and performer. His film credits include The Jerk, Father of the Bride, and The Spanish Prisoner, as well as Roxanne, L.A. Story, and Bowfinger, for which he also wrote the screenplays. He is the author of the play Picasso at the Lapin Agile and of the bestselling collection of comic pieces Pu...
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Title:The Alphabet from A to Y With Bonus Letter Z!Format:Picture BooksDimensions:64 pages, 8.35 × 10.27 × 0.45 inPublished:October 23, 2007Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385516622

ISBN - 13:9780385516624

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous! This is a great book not only for kids, but also for kids at heart. It is silly, fun, and before you know it you are at the end of the book wanting to read it again! The illustrated pictures bring the words to life. It's a great read!
Date published: 2008-01-20