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Q and U Call It Quits

Stef Wade, Jorge Martin (Illustrator)


List Price: 17.99*
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For fans of Z Is for Moose and Little i, this hilarious and quirky story about friendship and the alphabet will make young readers excited about letter learning.

What happens when best friends Q and U quarrel? It’s a real quandary, since they have always been quality friends—a true squad.

But sometimes, U wants some time to herself—even though Q is lonely because he doesn’t always fit in with the other letters without her. When the rest of the alphabet notices the split, they decide they want to do the same. And utter chaos ensues!

Can Q and U come together to quell the mayhem and help the letters repair their friendships?

Praise For Q and U Call It Quits

“Humorous and punny. An entertaining recommendation for preschool and early elementary school teachers on a quest for alphabet-themed picture books about letter blending.”
— School Library Journal (starred review)

“This witty text incorporates lots of pertinent examples with blends and digraphs highlighted in red. An amusing and applicable story.” 
Kirkus Reviews

Quill Tree Books, 9780062970688, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 15, 2021

About the Author

The only thing Stef Wade ever quit was the clarinet (she thinks writing books is more fun). Stef is the award-winning author of A Place for Pluto and other books for children. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband and three boys, where they eat a lot of cheese. Visit her online at

After living in London for more than a decade, Jorge returned to his native Spain, where he now lives in a hamlet of only twenty-three inhabitants. In addition to illustrating and writing picture books, Jorge travels the world drawing live graphic summaries; organizes Picturecamp, a picture book masterclass with the likes of Chris Haughton and Benji Davies; and is currently planting a forest in a plot of farmland inherited from his grandparents. Before becoming an illustrator, Jorge worked in design innovation and advertising. Find him online at