Author: Katy Boyer
Published: 9th February 2018
Source: Copy from Author
Rating: 3/5 (Liked it)
Official Summary: “When my exceedingly precocious son was tiny, we were reading alphabet books. I was thoroughly enjoying them! He, on the other hand did not and in no uncertain terms, hands on tiny hips and chin jutted out just so, he let me know they were absolutely not for him! He craved adventure and a story! Thus, Alanza was born. This is a unique, refreshing take on the genre written in poetic stanza. It dances an enticingly fun tango through the English alphabet. Alanza, Bob, Gabrielle and the rest of the crew are ferried along in text and illustration that completely celebrates language and the wonderous letters that create it. As I state on the back cover:
Has it ever occurred to You that inside the magical letters of alphabets exist every single wonderful story ever told? It’s true! Adventures beyond your wildest dreams were built with alphabets! Letters are tools that you freely possess! I invite You to join Alanza, Bob and Gabrielle as they take their sometimes precarious but ultimately joyful romp through our playful English alphabet. After You read my adventure, why not grab a pencil, pen, crayon or computer and jot down an adventure of Your own? Anywhere Your imagination takes You is perfect! But remember to have fun! When You’re finished, share it with Your friends; or the world!!!” – Goodreads
Review: It was different, I liked how simple the drawings were. The main focus was on the story and going through the alphabet. So in essences, it was teaching a lesson without that lesson being too strong. Making it more fun to learn because of the story.
(Disclaimer: I received a free copy from the Author. Does not affect my review)