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E is for Ed Emberley's ABC
Now I had no idea who Ed Emberley is, but I absolutely LOVE his alphabet book.
This mostly wordless book tells mini stories as the creatures create their letters. One interesting thing about this book is that the featured words do not always start with the letter. X, of course, but also I and N sport words on their page that do not start with the letter.
Another fun aspect of this book is that the intricately illustrated pages often have several things pictured that start with the letter (or have the letter in it). A handy hidden picture list in the back matter will help you look for all the intended illustrations.
After a little research, I found out about this famous illustrator.
This leads me to my tangent about how alphabet books usually are written by those already established in the publishing world. But if you don't care about that, here's the next installment of THE GREAT ALPHABET DISASTER:
Enormous E shared this page with an Enormous Elephant.
“Have you ever laid eyes on my Ball?” B shouted up to E.
“Exactly!” exclaimed E. Or maybe he only seemed to exclaim because of his Enormous voice. “We just had an Extraordinary Experience. A small ball Elapsed from one End of this page to the other, but whoever pushed it Escaped our Eyesight. It was Exciting because Everyone usually Ellipses our page as there isn’t much Excess Elbowroom here. If you Examine the facts, you’ll see Elephant and I Envelope the Entire page."
A B and C saw exactly what Enormous E was explaining, and they went around too.
Is Everybody still Enticed by this Extraordinary Event? More excitement enclosed tomorrow…
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