The Sleepy Little Alphabet (Board Books)

By Judy Sierra, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780385754002, 34pp.

Publication Date: August 5, 2014

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Description

Snuggle up with this fun bedtime board book, perfect for toddlers learning their ABCs

Judy Sierra's rollicking alphabet story features the lowercase letters of the alphabet. Like children, they have a trunkful of tricks for putting off bedtime. But ultimately their moms and dads (the capital letters) succeed in tucking them in with a good-night kiss.

Melissa Sweet's watercolor, pencil, and collage illustrations enliven these little letters with animated expressions, and Judy Sierra's brief rhyming story begs repeat readings at bedtime.


About the Author

Judy Sierra's knack at telling stories in rhyme is impressively demonstrated in her E. B.White Read-Aloud Award winner, Wild About Books; in Born to Read; and in Thelonius Monster's Sky-High Fly Pie. She lives in Eugene, Oregon. Melissa Sweet is the illustrator of many acclaimed children's books, including her collaboration with Judy Sierra on Schoolyard Rhymes. She is also the author and illustrator of Carmine: A Little More Red. She lives 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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