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A Very Silly Alphabet

A Very Silly Alphabet

A riotous, quirky nonsense-poetry alphabet with a focus on literacy featuring bright and silly illustrations of a diverse cast of characters.

A Very Silly Alphabet is a collection of twenty-six delightful read-aloud poems. It’s playful and packed with wonderful words and curious characters – like little Leila, who just cannot stop licking things, and Queen Quinlan the Querulous, a wretched quibbler. Will Silly Sally find happiness with a sausage by the sea? Will Idris Iago Inigo Crump ever get the lump out of his pillow?

Created by former literacy teacher Jeannie Hillman, A Very Silly Alphabet is intended to stretch the idea of an alphabet book past introducing and promoting familiarity with letters toward helping children develop phonetic, as well as phonic, awareness in a light-hearted, fun context.

Readers will love the rhythms, rhymes, and tongue-twisters of this absolutely ridiculous alphabet — and may learn a thing or two! A joyful read-aloud that will appeal to all ages.