Julie Corsaro, Booklist

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Published by Rick Vlaha on 09/25/08 under Reviews

With consistency in style and tone, this sprightly excursion through the alphabet is a combination of giddy verse and handsome pen-and-ink drawings. Each framed illustration, rich with soft color and delicate, sometimes cross-hatched lines, features a charming animal in natty eighteenth-century attire. It begins with “the Alligator who accidentally ate his waiter,” but there’s also room for “the tall Giraffe, who has a long and throaty laugh,” as well as “the Weasel, cunning master of the easel.” A clever concept executed in a striking theatrical design.

The Birthday ABC

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Published by Eric Metaxas on 09/20/06 under Books Reading List