The Sleepy Little Alphabet

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

"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 AlmostAte the School", illustrated by Stephen Gammell.Sierra holds a PhD in folklore and mythology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has received the Children s Choice Award from the International Reading Association, two Aesop awards from the American Folklore Society, and the E.B. White Read Aloud Prize from the Association of Booksellers for Children. She lives with her husband in Eugene, Oregon. Visit her online at

Melissa Sweet is the author of numerous books for children, including Love and Kisses, and My Grandma is COming to Town as well as two New York Times Best Illustrated titles.

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.’”