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Little ones will practice the alphabet, learn animal names, and can try out clever acrobatic moves by themselves or with a friend in this inventive and amusing picture book created by beloved Caldecott Honor–winning Anita Lobel.

From adoring alligators to zany zebras, the animals in this book are sure to keep young readers amused with their antics. And look at the acrobats! The remarkable group of energetic contortionists stretch and stand and reach to form all twenty-six letters of the alphabet with their bodies. The merry performers will encourage kids to get up and move around after reading!

About The Author

William Giles

Anita Lobel’s name is synonymous with the best in children’s literature. She is the creator of such classics as Alison’s Zinnia and Away from Home, and she received a Caldecott Honor for her illustrations in On Market Street. She is the creator of three books featuring her cat, Nini: One Lighthouse, One Moon (a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book); Nini Lost and Found; and Nini Here and There. And she wrote Ducks on the Road, which The Horn Book called “cozy.” Her childhood memoir, No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War, was a finalist for the National Book Award. Anita Lobel lives in New York City.

About The Illustrator

William Giles

Anita Lobel’s name is synonymous with the best in children’s literature. She is the creator of such classics as Alison’s Zinnia and Away from Home, and she received a Caldecott Honor for her illustrations in On Market Street. She is the creator of three books featuring her cat, Nini: One Lighthouse, One Moon (a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book); Nini Lost and Found; and Nini Here and There. And she wrote Ducks on the Road, which The Horn Book called “cozy.” Her childhood memoir, No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War, was a finalist for the National Book Award. Anita Lobel lives in New York City.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (July 5, 2022)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781534495012
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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