AlphaOops: H is for Halloween
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|Ack! It’s time for the show, and A isn’t ready. But then again, Halloween can only start with one letter, no matter how the A-B-Cs normally go! The misbehaving alphabet is back, and there’s no telling who will take the stage next. Z for zombie? P for pirate? Will X think of something good in time? Neon-bright, comically detailed illustrations show a cacophony of costumed letters, each with a mind and personality all its own. Along the bottom, tiny pumpkins arrange the players in proper order, making this alphabet story letter-perfect for Halloween.|
|This is one of my favorite Halloween books and, to be honest, it is one that we don't put away, and enjoy all year long!
Like the first AlphaOops book, this book has alphabet characters who all participate in the story completely out of order. They all dress up as various Halloween-type things, or are otherwise representing their letter (Q gets Queasy from eating too much candy, M is for Mummy, etc.). They are funny and occasionally interrupt each other, trying to outdo the letters before them.
The art in this, like the first book, is fantastic! Full pages of rich colors, great scenes, and several letters. There is a lot to see on each page, which makes for great readability.
I also just love the introductions to "scary" monsters and things in a very fun and lighthearted way.
At the end, we see a tease about Christmas, but, unfortunately, Candlewick Press decided not to go forward with the Christmas book. :( So, if you enjoy this book as much as I do, reach out to them and let them know you want a Christmas one! Maybe there are enough of us to make them decide they basically HAVE to put out at least one more AlphaOops book. ;) (Though, y'know, I would be stoked to have Thanksgiving, Valentine's/Spring/Easter, and maybe a Summertime book too!). Maybe a hashtag? #WeWantMoreAlphaOops
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|My Source: I found this on Amazon while searching for books similar to LMNO Peas by Keith Baker. :)|