ASTER AARDVAK'S ALPHABET ADVENTURES by Steven Kellogg
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ASTER AARDVAK'S ALPHABET ADVENTURES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An ingenious alliterative tour-de-farce, perfect accompaniment to the author's zany illustrations. ""Gregory Grizzly and a group of gorillas had gathered for golf when a gaggle of geese in goggles and gaudy gowns galloped onto the green."" In 26 occasionally-connected vignettes, Kellogg puts the English language through its paces, letter by letter, and though he has to drag it into line now and then, he still carries off the engagement with his usual beamish humor. Younger readers will find themselves challenged by the vocabulary as they laugh at the sound of so many words strung together so comically. The frantic action is mirrored in the colorful pictures, and nicely resolved at the end as zebras bed down (in sleeping bags, of course) and ""Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz."" Just try keeping a straight face as you read this aloud.

Pub Date: Sept. 15th, 1987
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Morrow