The Sleepy Little Alphabet: A Bedtime Story from Alphabet Town

The Sleepy Little Alphabet: A Bedtime Story from Alphabet Town

 
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The Sleepy Little Alphabet: A Bedtime Story from Alphabet Town
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1+
Release Date
June 09, 2009
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0375840028
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A fun read-aloud for little ones who are learning their ABCs. It's sleepy time in Alphabet Town. But the twenty-six little letters of the alphabet all have something they need—or want—to do before big-letter moms and dads tuck them in. Not since the classsic Chicka Chicka Boom Boom has there been such an appealing way to teach the youngest child the ABCs while providing a one-minute goodnight story. Of course, Melissa Sweet’s animated watercolor, pencil, and collage illustrations may beg for a little more time to match up all the toys with the right letters, and Judy Sierra’s rollicking rhymed story will want to be heard again and again. Okay, so maybe it’s a three-minute story!

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Time for These Little Letters to Snooze

In this bouncy rhyming bedtime story, it's time for all the small letters to say night-night. But, alas! As the upper case letters (the parents) find out, it's not that easy.


Uh-oh! a is wide awake.


And b has a bath to take.


On we go, though the alphabet with all the little letters enjoying their baths, or wiggling and giggling, or being rambunctious ("h tries standing on her head"), struggling with moods, and much more. Kids will love that "o and p upset the potty," and they'll get a kick out of "u takes off his underwear" (accompanied by a hilarious illustration of a lower-case u tossing polka-dotted u-shaped undies into the air while his upper-case parent looks on, googly-eyed). Some of the little letters have mellow reactions to bedtime, too, such as expecting hugs or wanting to cuddle. And it all ends with little z snoring Zzzzz, and the promise of seeing all the little letters in the morning.


Readers will appreciate the quick, lilting couplets and the witty illustrations, while the read-to will also relate to the anti-bedtime shenanigans, as well as the final, cozy settling in.

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