This is another post of the A to Z challenge. If this is your first visit, welcome! You should know that I’m doing a double theme of ABC – one recommendation of an ABC book, and one installment of my own story. Catch up on past posts, or simply enjoy today’s offering -
This book is a simple alphabet book, with the ASL signs for each letter included. The charm of this book is in its simplicity. Although, I had to laugh at the intro: “Imagine … spelling something to your brother or sister that your parents don’t understand.”
Yeah, sorry, Kids, both your mom and dad took sign language in college. But I guess we’re even, since your dad and I can’t spell out the presents we’re going to give you without spoiling the surprise.
(Love my kids!)
As I thought about spelling and grammar, I began to realize how important it is to keep typos to a minimum. But if you don't really care about that, we can get right to the next installment of THE GREAT ALPHABET DISASTER
Slippery S was So Sad, he shook with sobs.
“What’s Bothering you?” B asked sympathetically.
S sighed. “Sssince it’ss SSSaturday - or iss it SSSunday? - I wass Sssavoring a Sssultry Sssabbatical. Ssso, I wass Sssleeping Sssoundly, when Sssuddenly Sssome Sssap Sssnuck up and Sssocked me in the ribss with a Ssstick.”
“I Cannot Confirm nor deny the pressence of ribss in S,” C said.
S slumped and scowled.
“Be quiet,” B scolded when he saw S’s sulky expression, “Did you see who did it?”
S shook his head.
“I Sssimply pretended to Ssstay assleep, but that Sssomeone kept Sssticking me in the ribss and Ssscoffing and Ssscorning." S stuck out his lower lip and sucked in another sob. "He Ssscoffed my Sssnore, my Ssstuttering, and my acssssent!”
“Sss-Sounds like you encountered our Bandit,” B said, shaking off S’s accent.
C smirked. “Catching, isn’t it?”
“Don’t pay Any Attention,” A Said to S, “I Assure you that you Are Almost the most popular letter in the Alphabet.”
“Ssserioussly?” S looked at A and smiled a little.
“Absolutely,” stated A emphatically.
C paused to added the stick incident to her notes then said, “Come on, let’s Catch that Crook.”
“Ssseemss like you’re onto Sssomething.” S said, feeling a little less somber. “I’d Ssslither along, but I’m feeling Sssort of Ssslow thesse dayss, with my dissturbed Sssleep. Ssso I Sssurmisse itss besst I Ssstay here.”
“Sure,” A said, strolling toward the next page.
B started to follow, but when he saw S yawn, he suddenly stopped walking. B felt so sorry for sleep-deprived S that he started singing sweetly (making it up as he went along), “Go to sleep, go to sleep/ Somebody stole my Ball, so sad/ Go to Sleep, S, go to Sleep / Someday soon, I’ll get it Back/ Go to Sleep, my S friend, go to Sleep, sleep, sleep, sleep.”
Before any letter knew it, S was once again snoring soundly.
"I Cannot Confirm nor deny how sweet that was." C whispered.
But B shushed C as the three letters sneaked off the page.
Surprised at the sinister acts of the strange unknown letter? See what happens next in tomorrow’s installment of THE GREAT ALPHABET DISASTER.
I write about, with, for, and around kids all day. (Well, maybe I do the dishes too. Sometimes.)