A Call For A New Alphabet

Cover image  Done in a colorful cartoon style, A Call For A New Alphabet (2011, Charlesbridge) by Jef Czekaj is engaging and lively. The author/illustrator managed to create a book that kids will enjoy, and at the same time, they will learn a lot about the alphabet. They will learn about “i before e except after c”. They will learn about consonants and vowels. They will learn about silent letters and how p and h together sound like the letter and how sometimes the letter y acts more like a vowel than a consonant and they will learn a lot of new words. PHEW! Yes, he managed to cram all of that and more into one picture book and he did it in a super fun way. A Call For A New Alphabet is well worth a read.

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