Synopses & Reviews
This rich alphabet book is actually two books in one. It will not be put aside after a child learns the alphabet. A great value as it provides on-going pleasures for children (and parents) as they progress from beginning readers into grade-school and beyond. Part one teaches the ABC's via twenty-six funny and clever poems about both common and unusual fruits and vegetables. Each poem, written by Steve Charney, a Jim Henson writer, is exuberantly illustrated by Maria Burgaleta Larson..
The second part, by noted food writer David Goldbeck goes "beyond the ABC"s" - bringing children to a comfortable connection with these foods. This remarkable feat is accomplished through a wonderful mix of jokes, tongue twisters, unusual facts, poems, kid-friendly recipes, shopping tips and the like. The writing and illustration is beautifully brought together through the design of Mark Larson.