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The Sleepy Little Alphabet: A Bedtime Story from Alphabet Town

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Rhyming ABC book is the perfect amount of fun before bed.

Book Judy Sierra Alphabet 2009
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This is a short, simple, happy alphabet book. Kids will like its easy rhyming cadence and the engaging, humorous illustrations. The letters with their funny little faces really come alive, just like real bouncy children. And clever examples, silly details, and patterns make each page enjoyable.

Parents will have fun reading the story with their early learners before bed. Early readers especially will like searching the pages for letter sounds, and coming up with some of their own. Older kids will enjoy the way the letters are decorated and might feel encouraged to draw their own versions of block letters. This SLEEPY LITTLE ALPHABET definitely brings a little fun for the whole family.

Dancing, playful letters with spindly little arms and legs and big googly eyes make this book very playful and rambunctious. Done in watercolor, pencil, and collage, the colors are subtle and each page is full of fun.

Book Details

  • Author: Judy Sierra
  • Illustrator: Melissa Sweet
  • Genre: Alphabet
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Knopf
  • Publication date: June 9, 2009
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 4 - 8
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Last updated: March 11, 2020

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