Alphathoughts (Hardcover)

Alphabet Poems

By Lee Bennett Hopkins, Marla Baggetta (Illustrator)

Wordsong, 9781563979798, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2003

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Celebrated poet and anthologist Lee Bennett Hopkins takes a fresh look at the alphabet in this bright and bold book of verse, illustrated with graphic flair by Marla Baggetta. Twenty-six spare yet playful poems offer amusing definitions of words--E for elevator, H for handkerchief, N for nachos--that begin with each letter of the alphabet. For an extra surprise, each poem contains an additional word that start with the same letter--perfect for young readers to discover. This happy collection of original verse delivers a delightful surprise on every page.

About the Author

Lee Bennett Hopkins is the author of Been to Yesterdays: Poems of a Life, and winner of the Christopher Medal. He lives in Westchester County, New York. Marla Baggetta is a fine artist and freelance illustrator whose work has appeared in art galleries, books, advertising, and magazines. She lives in Linn, Oregon.