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A Little Alphabet

Written by Oliver Jeffers

Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

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A Little Alphabet Review

Books for Babies and Toddlers Books of the Month Featured Books for 3+ readers First Concepts

July 2018 Book of the Month |

Buy a book by Oliver Jeffers and you become owner of a complete and perfect work of art. A Little Alphabet is so much more than an alphabet book. Each page features one object, one letter, one word, yet each is a story in itself and will prompt readers to fill in the background to these characters and things, or imagine what is going to happen to them next. Jeffers’s scribbly line fills each with movement – no jelly for example could be wobblier than the one that illustrates J. Characterisation is created through dots for eyes, just a line or blob for a mouth, and this is a triumph of simplicity and sophistication.  A book for readers of all and every age. 

Andrea Reece

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A Little Alphabet Synopsis

From Astronaut to Zeppelin, this is no ordinary alphabet.... Boldly colourful, funny and specially adapted from Oliver Jeffers' highly-acclaimed Once Upon an Alphabet, winner of the CBI Book of the Year, this sturdy edition is perfect for younger readers.

A Little Alphabet Press Reviews

`...combines classic storytelling with stunning artwork. Parents and kids will love to read this again and again  The Bookseller

Praise for 'Lost and Found':

`Beautifully illustrated, simple warm story...little children will love to share it. Carousel

`My picture book of the year, a joyful exploration of the power of friendship. Irish Independent

Praise for `How to Catch a Star':

`The best recent picture book by light years... stylishly spellbinding. Telegraph

`Hail to new talent... If only all picture books could be this good. The Bookseller

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ISBN: 9780008220020
Publication date: 28/06/2018
Publisher: HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Board book

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008220020
Publication date: 28th June 2018
Author: Oliver Jeffers
Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers
Publisher: HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Board book
Pagination: 28 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
Genres: First Concepts
Recommendations: Books of the Month
Collections: First Concepts - Numbers, Letters, Colours, Shapes...,

About Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers has won numerous awards and delighted millions of kids and parents alike with his beautifully hand illustrated stories.  Jeffers's picture books are wonderfully accessible. They explore themes of friendship, loneliness, independence and imagination. He has written and illustrated, or "made", as he prefers to put it, five hugely successful picture books. The first three - the "boy books" - feature a small boy who sets off on a series of daunting quests. How to Catch a Star (2004), the first of them, was inspired by a Brer Rabbit story he read as a child. In Lost and Found (2005) ...

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