The alphabet can be an awful thing - in Mordicai Gerstein''s hands. To see how bad things can get, open this book - carefully. There is something absolutely awful about all 26 letters, to make an unforgettable alphabet experience.'
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Suppose each letter in the alphabet were some ghoulish creep. ("A is an awfully arrogant Amphibian...") And suppose each ensuing letter, nastier than the last, was about to attack, or get attacked by, one of its neighbours. ("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. Alphabet lessons have never been so slimy, ugly, nasty, or just plain weird and Gerstein's illustrations strike just the right tone. With their blue tongues, frizzy black nose hairs, pointy fangs and slit eyes, these letters are wonderfully terrible to behold. 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. (Ages 5 and older) --Jean Lenihan, Amazon.com
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Book Description Voyager Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0152163433 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW4.0065754
Book Description Sandpiper, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0152163433
Book Description Voyager Books, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110152163433
Book Description Voyager Books, 2001. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "With each letter more hideous and mean than the last, this alphabet will supply kids with an abundance of insults. Gerstein panders to the baser impulses with gleeful good cheer. The bright oil portraits of the vile characters may well fire young imaginations," wrote PW. Ages 3-7. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0152163433