The Sleepy Little Alphabet

A Bedtime Story from Alphabet Town

By Judy Sierra; Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375840029, 40pp.

Publication Date: June 9, 2009

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Description

A fun read-aloud for little ones who are learning their ABCs.

It's sleepy time in Alphabet Town. But the twenty-six little letters of the alphabet all have something they need—or want—to do before big-letter moms and dads tuck them in. Not since the classic Chicka Chicka Boom Boom has there been such an appealing way to teach the youngest child the ABCs while providing a one-minute goodnight story. Of course, Melissa Sweet’s animated watercolor, pencil, and collage illustrations may beg for a little more time to match up all the toys with the right letters, and Judy Sierra’ s rollicking rhymed story will want to be heard again and again. Okay, so maybe it’ s a three-minute story!




About the Author
Judy Sierra is the author of many award-winning books for children including the bestsellers "Antarctic Antics", illustrated by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey; "Wild About Books", illustrated by Marc Brown; and "The Secret Science Project that Almost Ate the School", illustrated by Stephen Gammell. Sierra holds a PhD in folklore and mythology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is renowned for her retellings of traditional tales. She lives with her husband in Northern California. Visit her online at JudySierra.net.Melissa Sweet has illustrated more than eighty children's books, including the Caldecott Honor books "The Right Word "and "A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams" both written by Jen Bryant. She also wrote and illustrated "Tupelo Rides the Rails"; "Carmine: A Little More Red", which was a "New York Times" Best Illustrated Children's Book; and "Balloons Over Broadway", a picture book biography that was named a 2011 "Publishers Weekly" Best Nonfiction Picture Book. When she is not in her studio, Melissa can be found taking an art class, hiking with her dogs, or riding her bicycle. She lives with her family in Rockport, Maine.



Praise For The Sleepy Little Alphabet

Starred Review, The Horn Book Magazine, July & August 2009:
“Using humor perfectly tuned for the two- to five-year-old audience, Sierra and Sweet’s alphabet book will capture the attention of the younger end . . . as well as the older.’”

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