cover image Aster Aardvark's Alphabet Adventures

Aster Aardvark's Alphabet Adventures

Steven Kellogg. HarperCollins, $16 (40pp) ISBN 978-0-688-07256-8

Kellogg has gone all out on this alliterative, tongue-twisting adventure. Aster Aardvark is the main character in a alphabetically inspired romp through the world of language and imagination from A to Z. Featuring a number of captivating animal characters, each page fairly bursts with energy. The highly detailed and humorous full-color illustrations will be a treat for fans of Kellogg's distinctive style, and they complement the equally zany text. Some notable examples: ""Hermione, a hefty hippo, hurt her hip hurling herself into the Hawaiian Hula Hoop Happening'' and ``Kenilworth, the kind kangaroo, kissed his kin Katherine Koala, who had kept his kite and his kitchen key in her kayak.'' All ages. (September)