AN EDWARD LEAR ALPHABET by Edward Lear

AN EDWARD LEAR ALPHABET

Age Range: 3 - 6
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KIRKUS REVIEW

PLB 0-06-028114-6 An Edward Lear Alphabet (32 pp.; $14.95, PLB $14.89; Apr. 30; 0-06-028113-8, PLB 0-06-028114-6): By injecting Lear’s alphabet with vivid shots of color and joyful graphics, Radunsky blasts this Victorian verse into the 21st century. For some readers, Lear’s rhymes on their own border on precious: “J was once a jar of jam/Jammy/Mammy/Clammy/Jammy/Sweet Swammy/Jar of Jam.” However, juxtaposed with an acid-blue background, topped with a bright yellow lid, and designated with a green and orange letter J, this jam jar jumps. The colors and graphics add a very effective jolt to this silly, quite old, ABC. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: April 30th, 1999
ISBN: 0-06-028113-8
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 1999




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