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The Alphabet from Z to a: With Much Confusion on the Way

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In The Alphabet from Z to A (With Much Confusion on the Way), Judith Viorst once again applies her clear-sighted wit to a subject of universal appeal, turning the traditional alphabet book on its head by going through the alphabet backwards. Viorst's lively verse irreverently demonstrates that the spellings and sounds of our language are often so maddeningly inconsistent — "blue" and "blew," "chute" and "shoe" — that, as her exasperated narrator complains, "It could drive you berserk." Aimed at children who already have some facility with language (and at anyone else who likes to play with words), The Alphabet from Z to A is an entertaining and thought-provoking romp through the quirks and quagmires of the English language. Richard Hull's exquisite drawings enrich the text and offer a playful challenge.

Synopsis:

In The Alphabet from Z to A (With Much Confusion on the Way), Judith Viorst once again applies her clear-sighted wit to a subject of universal appeal, turning the traditional alphabet book on its head by going through the alphabet backwards. Viorst's lively verse irreverently demonstrates that the spellings and sounds of our language are often so maddeningly inconsistent — "blue" and "blew," "chute" and "shoe" — that, as her exasperated narrator complains, "It could drive you berserk." Aimed at children who already have some facility with language (and at anyone else who likes to play with words), The Alphabet from Z to A is an entertaining and thought-provoking romp through the quirks and quagmires of the English language. Richard Hull's exquisite drawings enrich the text and offer a playful challenge.

About the Author

Judith Viorst says that she has been writing always — "or at least since I was seven or eight when I composed an ode to my dead parents, both of whom were alive and well and, when they read my poem, extremely annoyed." She has written my poem, extremely annoyed." She has written many books for children, including Earrings! (Atheneum, 1990), as well as several books of poetry and prose for adults. She is also a contributing editor to Redbook magazine. Mrs. Viorst lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, Milton, a political writer. They have three sons — Anthony, Nicholas, and Alexander.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689317682
Subtitle:
(With Much Confusion on the Way)
Author:
Hull, Richard
Author:
Hull, Richard
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
English language
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Concepts - Alphabet
Subject:
Alphabet
Subject:
Children's poetry, American
Subject:
Alphabet books
Subject:
Alphabet rhymes.
Subject:
English language -- Poetry.
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
10
Publication Date:
19940301
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11 x 8 x 0.42 in 15.19 oz
Age Level:
07-10

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"Synopsis" by , In The Alphabet from Z to A (With Much Confusion on the Way), Judith Viorst once again applies her clear-sighted wit to a subject of universal appeal, turning the traditional alphabet book on its head by going through the alphabet backwards. Viorst's lively verse irreverently demonstrates that the spellings and sounds of our language are often so maddeningly inconsistent — "blue" and "blew," "chute" and "shoe" — that, as her exasperated narrator complains, "It could drive you berserk." Aimed at children who already have some facility with language (and at anyone else who likes to play with words), The Alphabet from Z to A is an entertaining and thought-provoking romp through the quirks and quagmires of the English language. Richard Hull's exquisite drawings enrich the text and offer a playful challenge.
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