Now 2023 Previous Articles Road Essays Road Reviews Author Black Authors Title Source Age Genre Series Format Inclusivity LGBTA Portfolio Artwork WIP

Recent posts

Month in review

Alphabet Adventure by Audrey Wood
The Angel of Darkness by Caleb Carr
Angels of Interstate 29 by Donald James Parker
Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel
Beyond Another Door by Sonia Levitin
The Boy Who Would Live Forever by Frederik Pohl
Chiggers by Hope Larson
Choosing to Be by Kat Tansey
The Comical Tragedy or Tragical Comedy of Mr. Punch by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean
The Curandero and the Swede: A Tale from the 1001 American Nights by Daniel Abraham
Doctor Who and the War Games by Malcolm Hulke
Dragons, Dragons by Eric Carle
Epitaph for a Peach by David Mas Masumoto
Feng Shui in Your Garden by Roni Jay
Glad Monster, Sad Monster by Anne Mirand and Ed Emberley
Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
That Hell-Bound Train by Robert Bloch
The Host by Stephanie Meyer
Jellaby Volume 1 by Kean Soo
Kosher by Design Lightens Up by Susie Fishbein
The Last Valentine by James Michael Pratt
Life Sucks by Jessica Abel, Gabe Soria and Warren Pleece
Jesus Swept by James Protzman
Overexposed: The Price of Fame by Eliot Tiegel
Quickstone by Marc Laidlaw
Rich Brother, Rich Sister by Robert and Emi Kiyosaki
The Secrets of a Fire King by Kim Edwards
Unstrung Zither by Yoon Ha Lee
A Very Hairy Scary Story by Rick Walton
The View from on High by Steven R. Boyett

Episode 6: Hades: Agent Caitlin 'Kate' Todd
Episode 7: Aeolus: J. Jonah Jameson
Episode 8: The Laestrygonians: Earl's Court to Islington
Episode 9: Scylla and Charybdis: If I Had a Hammer

Previous month

Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

Reading Challenges

Canadian Book Challenge: 2023-2024

Beat the Backlist 2023

Chicken Art

Privacy policy

This blog does not collect personal data. It doesn't set cookies. Email addresses are used to respond to comments or "contact us" messages and then deleted.

Alphabet Adventure: 04/15/09

Last month I reviewed the second book (Alphabet Mystery) in the alphabet series by mother and son team Audrey and Bruce Wood. The series starts with my favorite, Alphabet Adventure. It introduces the lower case letters of "Charley's Alphabet" and the world in which they live when they aren't at school with Charley.

Before they head off to school to meet Charley for the first time, their uppercase teacher letter takes them on a field trip through the city. Along the way the curious letter i has an accident and loses (or misplaces more accurately) his dot.

Observant children will notice that the little dot isn't far behind the rest of the letters who are frantically trying to find the dot so they can be a complete and proper alphabet for Charley. The unspoken detail of this extra hide and seek game on all the later pages of the book makes a cute book into a fun book.

The second thing that I love about Alphabet Adventure is the world that Bruce Wood has created for the letters. It's populated with more than just the 26 letters of Charley's alphabet. There are capital and lowercase letters of different sizes, colors and fonts going about their lives and business in a world that's reminiscent of Venice and any number of other far away places.

Sean and I both eagerly awaiting for a chance to check out the third book in the series, Alphabet Rescue.

Comments (2)

Lab puppy
Email (won't be posted):
Blog URL:

Comment #1: Thursday, April, 16, 2009 at 10:51:39


I'll put this on hold as soon as I clear my library fines LOL

Today is Blog Reader Appreciation Day and in my post I link to you as one of my first commentors!

Comment #2: Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 12:44:33


Thank you for the mention in your post. I appreciate it. :)

Twitter Tumblr Mastadon Flickr Facebook Facebook Contact me

1997-2023 Sarah Sammis