Celebrated poet and anthologist Lee Bennett Hopkins takes a fresh look at the alphabet in this bright and bold book of verse, illustrated with graphic flair by Marla Baggetta. Twenty-six spare yet playful poems offer amusing definitions of words--E for elevator, H for handkerchief, N for nachos--that begin with each letter of the alphabet. For an extra surprise, each poem contains an additional word that start with the same letter--perfect for young readers to discover. This happy collection of original verse delivers a delightful surprise on every page.
"Hopkins paves the way for children to think about the alphabet (and perhaps poetry as well), by offering one word for each letter and then a short, non-rhyming poem of definition that includes at least one more word also beginning with the letter. . . . Likely to be a popular choice for teachers to use in the classroom." — Kirkus Reviews
"A clever and child-friendly book of pithy poetry. . . . Both classes and individuals will find something here to ponder and play with." — Booklist