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A Little Alphabet

3.63  ·  Rating details ·  49 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Oliver Jeffers - award-winning, international bestselling author and illustrator - brings the alphabet to life in this exquisite board book!

From Astronaut to Zeppelin, this is no ordinary alphabet….

Boldly colourful, funny and specially adapted from Oliver Jeffers’ highly-acclaimed Once Upon an Alphabet, winner of the CBI Book of the Year, this sturdy edition is perfect for
Board Book, 28 pages
Published June 28th 2018 by HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks
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Sofia Pi
Sep 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A lovely start for preschoolers and for young students who study English as a second language. Oliver Jeffers creates once again unique illustrations of an ‘unusual’ alphabet where C stands for cup, D for donkey and U for underground, he avoids the clichés of C for cats, D for dogs and U for umbrellas.

We liked the colours,the funny illustrations, the fact that every page is dedicated to one letter and the accompanying picture as well as the simplified version of the highly praised Once Upon an A
The Library  Mouse Tales
Oct 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is one of Little Brother’s favourite books. He is 22 months old and already knows most of the alphabet. He loves to flick through the pages and sound out each letter then we say the name of the person or thing that is drawn next to each letter. He likes the ‘N’ page because it also has some numbers on it and he will shout those out too!
This is a board book which is better for little readers. Sometimes Little Brother can be a bit too rough with paper pages and they can be torn but this one
The Book Squirrel
This is a simple alphabet book (one word with picture for one letter on each page, for teaching toddlers letters and vocabulary). The words/pictures are taken from the book Once Upon An Alphabet.
This is a cute alphabet book, and I'd add it to the 0-4 year old collection for expanding vocabulary beyond A is for Apple.
Jenna Mills
Irritating that the focus is on upper case and they are not all phonetically correct
Jan 30, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Not bad, just not interesting enough to bring home.
Mar 04, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Aside from Oliver Jeffers’ great illustrations, there wasn’t really anything that stuck out to me about this one. But for parents looking for a straightforward alphabet book for their babies, this works fine. But everyone should read the original picture book it’s based on, Once Upon an Alphabet.
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Oliver Jeffers' work takes many forms. His distinctive paintings have been exhibited in galleries worldwide, and HarperCollins UK and Penguin USA publish his award-winning picture books, now translated into over 30 languages.

In 2007, Jeffers was the official illustrator for World Book Day, and in 2008 Lost and Found became Oliver's first book to made into animation by London-based Studio AKA.


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