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Al Pha's Bet

Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Delphine Durand (Illustrator)


List Price: 16.99*
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Wonderful things are being invented every day in Al Pha's world-fire, the wheel, even shadows! His big chance to be part of history comes when the King announces that the twenty-six recently invented letters need to be put in order. Al makes a bet with himself that he's the man for the job. Through a series of funny events, he eventually finds the perfect order for the letters, and the king rewards him by naming his creation the "Alphabet."

Sure to entertain and engage young readers, this book turns the ABC's inside out. Kids will laugh at the quirky illustrations and clever wordplay, while wondering where the alphabet really did get its order.

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, 9780399246012, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 12, 2011

About the Author

Amy Krouse Rosenthal's other books include New York Times bestsellers Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons and Duck! Rabbit! (Time Magazine's #1 Children's Book of 2009). She lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Delphine Durand has illustrated Putnam's Chicken of the Family (which was a CCBC Choice and Bulletin Blue Ribbon). She lives in France.