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3.27 of 5 stars 3.27  ·  rating details  ·  11 ratings  ·  5 reviews
A new kind of alphabet-nonsense book, divided into twenty- six chapters.
184 pages
Published June 1950 by Harper Collins Children's Books
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Kim B.
Nov 04, 2014 Kim B. rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Got too many brain cells?
Recommended to Kim by: ALA, because Newbery Honor book.
Shelves: didn-t-finish
Ladies and gentlemen, there are a great number of old Newbery Honor books that have faded into obscurity. Some of them are actually pretty good, too! The Winged Girl of Knossos has a pretty big following among the five people who've read it, for one, and I rather enjoyed The Secret River (despite it being so cutesy at times that writers of Barbie movie novelizations would find it a touch too saccharine). So, generally, I don't have a lot of trepidation when approaching an old book with a shiny s ...more
So I occasionally think that being too politically correct is ridiculous, but this book could use a whole lot of p.c.-ness and still not be p.c. The story's Native Americans have every possible stereotype as well as IQs in the double digits. Actually, everyone in the story has IQs in the double digits, so that's not super bad, I suppose.

A chapter book-length alphabet book is a novel (haha) idea, but unlike some alphabet books, this is not the sort I would want to reread. The illustrations are cl
Scott Williams
Read one of her other books rather than this one. Odd.
My high rating is more for the artwork than the text.
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Three-time Newbery Honor winner, Anne Parrish came from a distinguished and artistic Philadelphia family. Her younger brother was author Dillwyn Parrish. Parrish trained at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women, although she later chose a career in literature. In 1923
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