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The Disappearing Alphabet

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The Disappearing Alphabet

by Richard Wilbur, illustrated by David Diaz

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Wilbur turns his sharp eye to the noble alphabet and imagines what life would be like without these twenty-six little--but powerful--letters. Packed with humor and witty subtleties, the verse in this captivating picture book is splendidly matched by Caldecott Medal winner David Diaz's hilariously clever illustrations.

"Each of these delightful poems, one for each letter of the alphabet, speculates on the disasters that would occur should that letter suddenly disappear." (School Library Journal)

Book Type:
   read aloud / picture book

Related Lists:   rhyming books

Interest Level:   2nd grade     3rd grade     4th grade     5th grade

Condition:  This book is used but it is in good condition.  Occasionally there's the previous owner's name or inscription on the inside front cover.  Overall though, we are very proud of the quality of our books!