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On Beyond Zebra!

By Peter Lewis, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Made-up alphabet book has fun wordplay, tired stereotype.

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This zany book lets kids take a break from the difficult work of learning their letters and be thankful that there are only 26 letters in the Latin (or Roman) alphabet. Older readers can have fun reading the words with brio and dash, accelerating up through those Nutches in their Nitches. The youngest can simply delight in having the loopy verse read to them while they scan the fanciful images. However, be aware that one image relies on a Middle Eastern stereotype: a man with head scarf and billowy pants riding on a camel-like creature.

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