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  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge (Feb. 1 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580892299
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580892292
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 141 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,132,643 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jef Czekaj is a cartoonist, musician, and poster artist. He is the illustrator of THE QUEST TO DIGEST and UNITE OR DIE, as well as the author and illustrator of HIP & HOP, DON'T STOP! and CAT SECRETS. Jef lives and works in Somerville, Massachusetts.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Fun, fun, fun, refreshing and informative! Feb. 13 2012
By Deborah Sandford - Published on
Format: Paperback
The letters in Alphabet City are content except for X. He's eXcited and eXasperated with the alphabet. Tired of being third to last and made an example of with the same old words all the time, such as Xray and Xylophone, X calls for a new alphabet. The night before the vote, he wonders "what it's like to have the rules and responsibilities of other letters." A portent dream enlightens X (and the reader) to the functions and obligations of other letters. This farcically contrived story will most definitely enhance a beginning student's realization of the proper and sometime agonizing behavior of the letters of the American English alphabet. Brilliantly colorful, kooky and informative, the illustrations make this a visual delight. Readers will rollick trying to unriddle the colors and caricatures of each letter.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Great book for kids. Sept. 8 2011
By Frank - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Loved the story and the neat info about the rules of the alphabet. My 4 and 2 year old kids want it read to them every night. The graphics are also good...something that makes the kids understand what's going on as the story progresses. Recommend this book.
My Pre-Reader Loves It July 5 2014
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Format: Paperback
My four-year-old loves this book like crazy. He's not even learning top read, and he's wild about this book that is all about the rules and of exceptions for letters of the alphabet. I think he likes the art and the drama of the story. This book is a hit.
Great story March 15 2014
By Kang S. Gatlin - Published on
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This is an awesome story. One of my son's favorites. Jef Czekaj also has another book on hip-hop, which for me was a kick for me to read to my son -- lots of inside jokes.