Eek!: A Noisy Journey from A to ZFeatured
“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.
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.