Eek!: A Noisy Journey from A to Z

Eek!: A Noisy Journey from A to Z
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Release Date
September 01, 2020
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Make some noise for the most fun (and beautiful) alphabet book you’ll read this year!

“An absolute zoo of an ABC book―in the best possible way.” ―Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

Author Julie Larios teams up with award-winning author and illustrator Julie Paschkis to lead young readers on a boisterous parade 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 kicks in! 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!

Larios and Paschkis have produced an entertaining combination of clever onomatopoeic text and lively art that’s ideal for educators seeking fun read-alouds and preschoolers learning oral language. It’s sure to delight young fans and inspire them to create imaginary alphabet adventures of their own.

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charming and inventive new alphabet picture book
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EEK! is a clever alphabet book that travels through the letters with sounds, such as Achoo! for A and Bzzz for B. The pictures also loosely tell a story of a mouse throughout the day and the many other animals he/she encounters - all the way to the Zzzz of sleep. The illustrations are full of bright colors with patterned clothing on the animals and bright colors across the backgrounds of each page. The animals provide lots of fun for little ones to view as the pages turn quickly.

What I loved: The illustrations are really lovely and full of bright colors. I like that there is a story that children can narrate through the images. Although the pages only present the alphabet of sounds, there is definitely a thematic element of the illustrations that tell some interesting stories. The many details also make this a fun book to visually explore. The sounds are a clever twist on the traditional alphabet book, and this spin is really fun with lots of cool sounds to make throughout.

The font is nice and clear with bold letters in addition to the noise word, making it easy to read aloud and for young readers to identify each letter.

Final verdict: A triumphant and exuberant exploration of sound, EEK! is a delightful journey through the alphabet accompanied by brightly colored and charming illustrations.
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