Once Upon an Alphabet (Hardcover)
Philomel Books, 9780399167911, 1pp.
Publication Date: October 14, 2014
* "An altogether stimulating, surprising, and satisfying reading experience."-School Library Journal, starred review* "Whimsical, funny, occasionally tragic, and highly entertaining, this collection of (sometimes) interlocking tales is brilliantly inventive."-Horn Book, starred review "Jeffers knows how to catch the attention of his young audience while challenging their imagination, intellect and vocabulary. This whimsical exploration of letters and language begs to be read over and over again."-BookPage
" W]itty from A to Z . . . no one would blame you for having a copy even if there are no kids in the house. Think of it as Edward Gorey for the preschool set -- and their hip parents."-The Washington Post
"Handsome, humorous and clad in bright tomato-red, this] is the sort of book you may want to rush into the arms of imaginative, good-natured children between 4 and 10 years old. T]his is no traditional abecedarian exercise.The stories are wonderfully varied, sometimes philosophical and often end surprisingly; the drawings are just as quirky and unpredictable."-The Wall Street Journal