Alphabet Under Construction [With Free Poster]

Alphabet Under Construction [With Free Poster]

By Denise Fleming

Henry Holt & Company, Hardcover, 9780805068481, 32pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2002


A bright, beautiful concept book from Denise Fleming

"Mouse airbrushes the A, "
"buttons the B, "
"carves the C . . ."

Mouse is hard at work constructing each letter of the alphabet. He dyes the D, erases the E, and folds the F. Mouse works his way right through to Z, constructing an alphabet that is sure to please.

About the Author
Denise Fleming was awarded a Caldecott Honor for "In the Small, Small Pound," She also wrote and illustrated "In the Tall, Tall Grass," "Lunch," "Count!," and "Barnyard Banter," "Where Once There Was a Wood" was inspired by the woods, meadows, and creek near her home in Toledo, Ohio.
"I spent a great deal of time in the area watching wild creatures go about their lives," she says. "And it was there that I collected plant material for the borders of this book. Unfortunately, the area is now a housing development."
Fleming wants to enusre that the former woodland is not forgotten. "I hope this book will inspire others to preserve--and create--their own wildlife habitats."

Praise For Alphabet Under Construction [With Free Poster]

 “Fleming offers an engaging conceit executed in a marvelous medium.”—Booklist, starred review
“Here’s an alphabet book that’s certainly worth waiting for.”—Kirkus Reviews