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An Audacious Alphabet

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Is it audacious for an alligator to wear argyle? Or an ibis to ink illustrations on an insect? See for yourself!
Paperback, 60 pages
Published April 12th 2014 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Amy
"This literary masterpiece will raise your IQ by at least 20 points while helping you lose 20 pounds. It will infuse you with superhuman strength, regrow hair, and make you irresistible to everyone around you, especially lolly-licking lemurs." - The Author, who has been known to stretch the truth

"I highly recommend this book; I've slept on it a number of times!" - Boots The Jackbooted Kitteh (the author's boss)

"It's not to eat?" - The 'Puppy' Brothers (the author's emotional support)
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Andrew
May 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
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This just might be the most imaginative alphabet book I've ever seen. Kids are going to love the whimsical drawings, and the alliterations provide a rhythm to the text that will draw them into the story. The kids aren't likely to know many of the words used in here, and their parents may not know some them as well, but that will just provide opportunities to stretch their vocabularies. If the readers don't find at least one of these alliterations laugh-out-loud funny, then they probably need to ...more
Leonie
May 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This isn't your average A - Z picture book with its usual cast of farm animals (and a xylophone). The pictures are lovingly drawn/painted/created using a sumptuous pallet of colours by the author/illustrator who has then treated them to an excellent alliterative array of verse which is guaranteed to stretch baby (& parent's) vocabulary.

I really love this book with its cast of oddball creatures (an undulating unicorn, a maverick millipede and a yodelling yaffle for example) that I'd recommend it
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Amy
Simply splendiferous! I love everything about it, from the bright yellow cover to the fact it was printed right here in Charleston! As to the tasty tidbits in between, wowza! Don't ask me to pick my favorite drawing, the other 25 favorites might have their feelings hurt.

That the author is a incredibly treasured friend makes no difference. This book is fun, funny, creative, and oh so clever. So happy our book loves brought us together to collide in the wondrous BookCrossing universe. Who'da thunk
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Laurali
May 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
An absolutely hilarious ABC book. My five-year-old twin boys adored it...there was quite a bit of giggling and a few gaffaws. The alliteration was fun and a bit challenging. The illustrations are lovely...each quite unique. I don't think I've ever had this much fun reading an alphabet book to my boys. ...more
Angela
May 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I just adore this book - it makes me giggle every time I open it. The ingenious alliterations match wonderfully with the quirky illustrations. Who could fail to love a winking warthog, a tap-dancing toucan and a maverick millipede?
Cheryl
May 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
A friend had a copy of this book and passed it around the book group meeting where it was a hit. Spectacular fun reading! I could not decide which critter I loved more, the Ibis inking illustrations on the insect or the professional plumber python plunging a potty. And the falcon frying fish -- with salt shaker in hand, er, talon -- was pretty fabulous too! I may have to pick up a few copies of this for some little ones I know.
Amy
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is so cute! I'm going to order copies for my 2 youngest nephews.

Funny, alliterative, new vocabulary words, and gorgeous illustrations. This is possibly the coolest alphabet book I've ever seen.

disclaimer: I am internet friends with the author but that in no way influenced my review.
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Isabel
May 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Such a lovely book full of illustrations and alliterations.
Rebecca
Aug 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I won this book in a competition and I think it is amazing.

It's not something that I would have picked up at a book store but it's a shame that I wouldn't because I actually really love it.

It's a very creative book with beautifully illustrated pictures.
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Brandie
Aug 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Super cute alliterations with just as cute drawings. I will never unsee the unicorn undulating in his underwear!
melydia
Jul 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
A very cute and unusual alphabet book with alliterative phrases to match each drawing. Fun to read aloud.
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