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.
"Rosenthal’s latest asks the question, how did the alphabet come to be? . . . A fresh take on a tried-and-true topic."
"Pages are well designed and visually lively throughout, the text peppered with spot illustrations. Fans of dopey puns everywhere, rejoice!"
Amy Krouse Rosenthal is a person who likes to make things. Some things she likes to make: Children’s books. Grown-up books. Short films. Salads. Connections with the universe. Something out of nothing. Wishes. According to The New York Times, Amy’s award-winning children’s books “radiate fun the way tulips radiate spring: they are elegant and spirit-lifting.” Her 30+ books for children include Little Pea, Uni the Unicorn, I Wish You More, Exclamation Mark, Spoon, Chopsticks, Duck! Rabbit!, Yes Day, The OK Book, The Wonder Book, Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons, Plant a Kiss, and Wumbers. As for her adult work, Amazon named Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life one of the top 10 memoirs of the decade. A guided journal based on this book was recently released, titled Encyclopedia of Me: My Life from A-Z. Some of her other bestselling guided journals include The Belly Book, The Bride-to-be-Book, My Birthday Book and The Big Sibling Book. (Bio via whoisamy.com)
Graduate of the ‘Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg’ in 1995, she is a French children’s books illustrator (and sometimes author). She has published about forty books (Nathan, Actes Sud, Rouergue, Helium, Milan, etc) in France, and in the US and UK (Random House, Penguin Books, Walker books, Candlewick)… Her books published in the US, as illustrator, include “The Snoops”, “Scritch Scratch”(author: Miriam Moss), “Beetle Boy” , “Peter Claus &amp;amp; the naughty list” (author: Lawrence David), “The house that Jill built” (author: Phyllis Root), etc… and have been translated in many countries. Some of her books published in France as author-illustrator have been translated into English: “My House” (WingedChariot-UK), “Bob &amp;amp; Co” (Tate publishing-UK), “The Flops” (Enchanted Lion Books-US). As an illustrator, her book “Big Rabbit’s bad mood” (author: Ramona Badescu) was translated in the US by Chronicle Books. She works for the press and advertising as well, and is the illustrator of the series “Mlle Zazie” (Edition Nathan) which has been adapted into an animated TV series (78 episodes). She is also the designer of the soft toys range “Les Schmouks” edited by Moulin Roty. She lives in Marseille. -&amp;gt; All informations (bibliography, exhibitions, selections and prices) here: http://delphinedurand-bookslist.blogspot.com/ -&amp;gt; Her website: http://delphinedurand.blogspot.com/ -&amp;gt; Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/delphine.durand/
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