A is for AWESOME
B is for BOUNTIFUL
C is for CREATIVE GENIUS
I have GREAT Admiration for Mr Oliver Jeffers, a Brilliant Picture Book Genius Extraordinaire. His Cleverly Crafted stories are Dynamically Engaging Fables Garnished with Handworked Illustrations that take the reader on Journeys Keenly Loaded with Multitudinous Novelities Offering Peeks into Quirky Realms where you must STOP and THINK Until you realize the Veritable Wonders that eXist in these Yarns from “The Jeffers Zone!” Whew!!
I present to you Mr.Jeffers latest tome –
Once Upon an ALPHABET
short stories for all the
published by Philomel Books in 2014
suitable for ALL ages
this is a BIG book – 112 fabulous pages!
Themes – The Alphabet!!!
It begins –
If words make up stories, and letters make up words, then stories are made of letters.
In this menagerie we have stories, made of words, made FOR all the LETTERS.
A is for an Astronaut named Edmund who is afraid of heights. Oh my.
This book is exactly what it claims. Very short, quirky stories for each of the letters of the alphabet. All of the stories can stand on their own, but they also intermingle with each other. They are all quite humorous. Some in a rather dark way. A little reminiscent of Mr Edward Gorey. Some in an “oh my!” kind of way. Some you have to stop and think about. Ponder for a bit. You can’t read this book just once! You have to go back and read it again and again. It is a Veritable Wonder!!!!!
I think everyone, young and old should have to write sentences using all the letters of the alphabet. And write your own stories with all the letters of the alphabet! It makes you appreciate all those letters just a little bit more!
Orange Marmalade recently did a fun review of this book if you would like to see more HERE.
Mr Colby Sharp has some 3rd graders who actually interviewed Mr Jeffers!!! Check it out HERE!
Mr. Jeffers has a website with lots of fun activities and things to do. You can visit it HERE.
Today happens to be Perfect Picture Book Friday over at Susanna Hill’s. You might want to travel over there to see her list of Perfect Picture Books and all the fun resources to go with! You can get There from HERE!
And here is Mr Jeffers himself!
I wish you a Picture Perfect weekend
Your Library Friend who knows the Alphabet well!
Now that’s a “cleverly crafted” introduction to the author!
Have a great day,
Thanks Pit! That took a lot out of my little canine brain! 🙂
I am intrigued by your wonderful introduction to the author. That was very clever! And, Jeffer’s book seems very clever with short snips for kids to devour on each alphabet letter. Enjoyed the video. Jeffers is so talented.
Thanks Ms Tilton! Mr Jeffers is indeed quite clever. You can read these little stories straight through or take them as little bits at a time. Clever. Yes. 🙂
Hey, Rhythm, I love your new header! 😀 😀 😀 And Oliver is so clever. This ABC book is VERY amusing. I read it a couple of weeks ago 🙂
Rhythm, I feel remiss having forgotten to compliment you on your outstanding “alphabet” sentence! Quite wondrous, for sure—esPEcially for a dog! 😉
Thanks! Those pictures were a lot of work! Letters are tricky sometimes. Mr Jeffers got his just right! 🙂
This is a truly inspired review! That is the most impressive introduction that I have ever read for an alphabet book. I am waiting very patiently for this book to be available at our local library. I feel like a dog with a treat on her nose.
Oh! I know that feeling!! A tough spot to be in. I hope you don’t have to wait long! But it’s certainly a treat worth the wait!! 😛
Hello. I love your snowflakes and doggie Christmas greeting! I am definitely adding this book to my list. Your ABC ode to Jeffers is superb!
Thanks Ms Eastman! On all counts! You will LOVE this book! I guarantee it! 🙂
I really like this one too, and I am relieved to hear you know the alphabet well. The book is almost too god for those just starting out learning it. Heehee!
It has taken me a lot of years of listening to readers read those letters over and over and over. And I may not always get them in the correct order, but I surely do know them! 😛
What a creative introduction you made there! 🙂 And those doggies are so funny with the ABC 🙂
Thanks Ms Lau! 🙂
I can’t wait to read it! What a super introduction!
Thanks Ms Johnson! This is one that you are going to like a lot!! 🙂
We saved this from the hands of grabby little kids at the library recently. It’s fab. And you should be entering Fiction in 50 with such creative writing talent!
Snort! You’re a funny one! 😀
Very clever our intellectual puppy friend.
Thanks girls! I try to do my part for the canine kingdom. 😛
A Beautifully Clever review, Rhythm! I have been waiting to see this knew one by Jeffers. Love the photo of the three of you.
Oh, Ms Marple, I do think that you will like this one! It is so very clever! 🙂
Mr. Jeffers is quite a character, isn’t he, Rhythm?? And you are clever at choosing words for your introductory paragraph . . .well done!
Great idea to write sentences with all the letters of the alphabet. Wished I’d thought of that when I was teaching. 🙂
Great review – & great way to go through the alphabet! This looks like a fun book, and one I want to definitely put on my “gotta read” list.
Wow Rhythm – I love your new header! And this book sounds terrific. Hope Santa leaves it in my stocking!
YAY … I love your new look! A is for AWESOME … ‘snow kidding!! Thanks for the lead on this perfect pick. Can’t wait to check it out.
Awesome review of an awesome-sounding book! 🙂
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