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Alphabet Mystery by Audrey Wood
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Comments for Alphabet Mystery

Alphabet MysteryAlphabet Mystery: 03/22/09

Now that my son can read and has access to library books through his school, I am being introduced all sorts of new to me authors and titles. One of these new to me books is Alphabet Mystery by Audrey Wood and illustrated by Bruce Wood.

Alphabet Mystery is the second of three books involving the letters of "Charlie's Alphabet." When they aren't needed by Charlie when he's at school, they live in a world of other alphabet letters (upper and lower case). In this book, the letter x has gone missing and the others don't know why.The remaining letters go on a quest to find the missing x. The journey takes them a haunted castle inhabited by a Monster M.

The solution to the mystery is unexpected given the horror film setting but it's charming and something Sean could relate to. We spent about a week talking about the book's ending so I consider the book a success.

The book is cute and brightly illustrated with 3D renders by Bruce Wood. Each page has a number of visual puns and other silliness to keep children and parents entertained for many readings.

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Comment #1: Monday, March, 23, 2009 at 03:28:33

DeSeRt RoSe

Really sounds like a very interesting book for kids.. I better get it for mine :)



Comment #2: Monday, March, 23, 2009 at 21:41:33

Pussreboots

It is. Both my kids really enjoy it. The first in the series is Alphabet Adventure which is also very cute.



Comment #3: Monday, March, 30, 2009 at 16:36:45

Callista

I read this to my eldest daughter and she really loved it. I know there are more like it but we haven't tried them yet. I highly recommend it too.



Comment #4: Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 14:56:54

Pussreboots

Alaphabet Adventure is also very cute and I will get it reviewed soon. We still want to read Alphabet Rescue but haven't had a chance yet.