Amazing Anim/Alph/Tr

Roger Chouniard, Author, Roger Chouinard, Author, Mariko Chouinard, With Doubleday Books for Young Readers $12.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-385-24029-1
Alliteration and animals abound in this alphabet book. An iguana, yak and orangutanengaged in such activities as indulging in ice creamcavort across the pages, along with a quail (quarreling with the queen), an X-ray fish and a mole. But, while the text is rousingly funny, the illustrations are very sophisticated. The book derives its humor from the juxtaposition of zany verse and intentionally serious, painterly pictures. This is a highly unusual presentation of alphabet fare, similar to Alligator Arrived with Apples by Crescent Dragonwagon and other alliterative ABCs. Ages 3-8. (June)
Reviewed on: 04/25/1988
Release date: 05/01/1988
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