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G Is for One Gzonk!: An Alpha-Number-Bet Book

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Publisher Comments:

Welcome to my silly dillyandlt;BRandgt; take on ABCandlt;BRandgt; It's lots of fun and really odd,andlt;BRandgt; as you will quickly seeandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt; For they're no "leaping lizards" hereandlt;BRandgt; No "bears that bounce a ball"andlt;BRandgt; In fact, these zany critters haveandlt;BRandgt; never been seen at all!andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt; So turn the page and cast a gazeandlt;BRandgt; on this menagerie,andlt;BRandgt; but don't forget the beasts withinandlt;BRandgt; were all made up by me!andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt; — Tiny DiTerlooney

Review:

"DiTerlizzi (The Spider and the Fly) cleverly concocts new words for each letter of the alphabet in his romp of a read, sure to titillate readers' senses with its silly sounds. His alter ego Tiny DiTerlooney is along for the ride, likening this lesson to a visit to the theatre more than a day at school ('So say good-bye to boring books/ where 'bears can bounce a ball,'/ and turn the page;/ I've set the stage,/ and nothing makes sense at all'). The narrative sends up dated elementary school primers: the text features pristinely printed upper and lowercase letters at the top of each page and the featured creature (e.g., an Angry Ack) in bold type — but the spread gives way to off-the-wall illustrations, coupled with inventive vocabulary and wry handprinted commentary ('Acks are generally the color red. The word 'red' has nothing to do with the letter A'). 'Dinkalicious Dinky' and the two-headed 'Neenel-Nonnel' bring to mind Dr. Seuss, as do the whimsical images of the 'creachlings' in a design reminiscent of 1950s picture books (DiTerlizzi fans will recognize the pink star of Ted as the 'Hungry Hoofle-Foofle'). Things go a bit awry when the Ravenous Rotoid crashes into the line-up after Large Licky Lickins, and by the time readers reach the letter P, they may not even realize the subtly inserted counting games. While this book may not expand readers' skill sets, it could easily ignite a love of learning. Ages 4-7. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Numbers run amok in this one-of-a-kind alphabet book by Caldecott honoree and "New York Times" bestselling author and illustrator DiTerlizzi.

About the Author

Tony DiTerlizzi is co-creator and illustrator of the bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles, the author and illustrator of Jimmy Zangwow’s Out-of-this-World MoonPie Adventure, as well as the Zena Sutherland Award winning Ted. His brilliantly cinematic version of Mary Howitt’s classic The Spider and The Fly earned Tony his second Zena Sutherland Award, and recieved a Caldecott Honor. Tony’s art has also graced the cover

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689852909
Author:
DiTerlizzi, Tony
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Illustrator:
DiTerlizzi, Tony
Author:
DiTerlizzi, Tony
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Concepts - Alphabet
Subject:
Animals - Pets
Subject:
Stories in rhyme
Subject:
Counting
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Concepts - Counting & Numbers
Subject:
Children s humor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B221
Publication Date:
October 2006
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c; jkt: emboss + foil
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
12 x 9 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
4-7

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Product details 80 pages Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing - English 9780689852909 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "DiTerlizzi (The Spider and the Fly) cleverly concocts new words for each letter of the alphabet in his romp of a read, sure to titillate readers' senses with its silly sounds. His alter ego Tiny DiTerlooney is along for the ride, likening this lesson to a visit to the theatre more than a day at school ('So say good-bye to boring books/ where 'bears can bounce a ball,'/ and turn the page;/ I've set the stage,/ and nothing makes sense at all'). The narrative sends up dated elementary school primers: the text features pristinely printed upper and lowercase letters at the top of each page and the featured creature (e.g., an Angry Ack) in bold type — but the spread gives way to off-the-wall illustrations, coupled with inventive vocabulary and wry handprinted commentary ('Acks are generally the color red. The word 'red' has nothing to do with the letter A'). 'Dinkalicious Dinky' and the two-headed 'Neenel-Nonnel' bring to mind Dr. Seuss, as do the whimsical images of the 'creachlings' in a design reminiscent of 1950s picture books (DiTerlizzi fans will recognize the pink star of Ted as the 'Hungry Hoofle-Foofle'). Things go a bit awry when the Ravenous Rotoid crashes into the line-up after Large Licky Lickins, and by the time readers reach the letter P, they may not even realize the subtly inserted counting games. While this book may not expand readers' skill sets, it could easily ignite a love of learning. Ages 4-7. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Numbers run amok in this one-of-a-kind alphabet book by Caldecott honoree and "New York Times" bestselling author and illustrator DiTerlizzi.
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