cover image AlphaOops! H Is for Halloween

AlphaOops! H Is for Halloween

Alethea Kontis, illus. by Bob Kolar, Candlewick, $15.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-7636-3966-2

In a raucous follow-up to AlphaOops! The Day Z Went First, chaos ensues when the letters of the alphabet put on a disorderly stage production about Halloween. Z insists that H kick things off, and the letters show off their costumes—G is a goblin, V a vampire—except for B, whose buccaneer and blackbird ideas are stolen by P (a pirate) and C (a crow). The letters appear in correct order along the bottom of the pages, but with a surplus of witty asides, the emphasis is on fun. Ages 4–8. (July)