I just enjoyed a book that is part of the “Millbrook Picture Book” series. It is named “Peanut Butter and Jellyfishes” by Brian P. Cleary and illustrated by Betsy E. Snyder. On the cover of this book, it also reads “A Very Silly Alphabet Book.” Well let me tell you, this is most certainly a very very silly alphabet book. From birch trees with bubblegum bark and jars full of jasmine with wig glue to a newt with a necklace of noodles and a raccoon rafting red raspberry rivers. This book makes the alphabet silly and fun!
This book is delightfully illustrated with hidden letters on almost every page for the reader to search for. That is so wonderful to an adult who wants their little one to learn his or her letters, because it turns it into a game. The silliness is continued in the illustrations, which I love. Somewhat reminded me of Alice in Wonderland in a way that what is going on does not make a whole lot of sense and that’s a good thing. Sort of like a good dream that doesn’t make sense, but still has everything that makes you smile.
I would buy this book for my children. This is a smart book. I definitely think this book would encourage any child to be interested in the alphabet. Another great thing about this book is a child could read it over and over and not get tired of it, even after he or she has mastered the alphabet. I had lots of fun reading it and I hope you do as well.
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