A boisterous trip through the alphabet―letter by letter and sound by noisy sound!
This story begins quietly as Mouse selects a flower for someone very dear to him. Then the fun begins! To complete his journey, Mouse must make his way through the alphabet. One sniff of his special flower―Achoo!―and a bee flies out―Bzzz! Readers will love meeting the colorful parade of characters along Mouse’s trek and will cheer when he reaches his destination and presents the flower to… Well, that part of the story is a surprise!
Author Julie Larios and illustrator Julie Paschkis have collaborated to create an entertaining combination of clever text and lively art. With its fun―and onomatopoeic―sounds, and its parade of colorful characters, this distinctive picture book will delight young fans and inspire them to create imaginary alphabet adventures of their own.
Julie Larios is an award-winning poet whose work for adults has been included twice in The Best American Poetry series. With children, she loves exploring riddles, rhymes, chants, blessings, curses, playground songs, and the amazing music and mystery of words. She lives in Bellingham, Washington, at the northwest tip of the Pacific Northwest. This is her fifth book for children.
I am a painter and illustrator. Over the years I have exhibited many paintings and work in various other media (including cut paper, embroidery, quilts and bread). I have illustrated more than 25 books. I design fabric and make quilts. Although my work flows in many directions, all of the ideas and creations are connected. I like to make things, to read, to draw and to play outside. The work (and play) I do in one area inspires the work and play in others. Ideas beget ideas. I live in Seattle with my husband Joe Max Emminger and our cat Ruby. My cat and I both like looking at birds, although we have different intentions.