Al Pha's Bet
Al Pha's Bet
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Al Pha's Bet

Written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & illustrated by Delphine Durand
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books For Young Readers
Prices as of Sep 27

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Wonderful things are being invented every day in Al Pha’s world-fire, the wheel, even shadows! His big chance to be part of history comes when the King announces that the twenty-six recently invented letters need to be put in order. Al makes a bet with himself that he’s the man for the job. Through a series of funny events, he eventually finds the perfect order for the letters, and the king rewards him by naming his creation the Alphabet. Sure to entertain and engage young readers, this book turns the ABC’s inside out. Kids will laugh at the quirky illustrations and clever wordplay, while wondering where the alphabet really did get its order.

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    Kirkus
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    "Rosenthal’s latest asks the question, how did the alphabet come to be? . . . A fresh take on a tried-and-true topic."

    Publisher's Weekly
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    "Pages are well designed and visually lively throughout, the text peppered with spot illustrations. Fans of dopey puns everywhere, rejoice!"

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Book Details

ISBN
9780399246012
Publication Date
May 12, 2011
Page Count
32
Words Per Page
27
Audience
Picture
Reading Age
3 - 5 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
2010028171
ASIN/ISBN 10
0399246010
Est. Lexile® Level
~329L
Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
~J
ATOS® Book Level
2.4
Accelerated Reader® Points
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz
143850
Accelerated Reader Interest Level
LG

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