Shirley Glaser & Milton Glaser
Miramax, 2003 (2003)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
ver wondered where words really came from? According to this unique perspective, it all began in '
a small empty yellow room.
' In bursts '
a fat pink-and-green thorny leg
'. That's right, it's the
on the cover.
', an entire alphabet of
crowd into this little room. They're colorful, blazing with personality, and very opinionated. '
' is confident and extroverted, '
' is smooth, and '
' is badly needed to make some space. It's quite a crush. Then darkness falls and magic happens, as the letters discover that they '
could be a part of something bigger, something that mattered
are cute and fun, as they teach us a lesson about working together. There's even more fascinating background on the cast of letters and their '
' at the back of the book. And, for a child struggling with learning their letters, this picture book certainly makes them memorable.
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