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The Disappearing Alphabet

The Disappearing Alphabet

1999 Picture Books
Ages: All Ages
Author: Richard Wilbar
Illustrator: David Diaz
ISBN: 0-15-201470-5
Hardcover Price: $16.00
Review:
Poet Richard Wilbur and illustrator David Diaz offer a delicious way to take some spelling medicine as they play with the importance of each letter of the alphabet. Wilbur challenges the young reader (and entertains both young and old) with whimsical yet sophisticated wordplay as he ponders a world in which the alphabet begins to fade away. It's a world where cows eat hy instead of hay and serpents and snakes become hiss-less erpents and nakes. Children will be amused by the nonsense words and intrigued by Diaz's bold computer-generated artwork.
Kay MacIntosh   ©1999 Parents' Choice

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