This is a post in the A to Z Blogging Challenge. Is this your first visit to my blog? So happy to meet you! I’d like to direct you to my previous posts, where you can get all caught up. For those repeat visitors, I’m so happy to see you again! Here’s today’s post for your reading pleasure –
F is for F-Freezing ABC
This is a darling book I found at the library. The characters in the book are so cold, they sputter, “I’m f-freezing!” The stuttering alphabet letters help the fun tone of the book, as well.
I couldn't find much about this book or the author on Youtube (probably because when you put the word 'freezing' and 'ABC' together while living in the United States, you are going to get a certain Disney Princess) but I did find a cute film on vimeo called "Famous Fred" based on another of Posy Simmonds's books.
The stuttering and sputtering in The F-freezing ABC got me thinking about why repetition is so common in picture books. But not everyone likes to be distracted, so maybe you’d prefer I just get on with THE GREAT ALPHABET DISASTER.
F was Flustered and Frustrated.
The lid on his Fish’s food container was frozen stiff. F kept fiddling with it, but couldn’t figure out how to feed his Fish.
“I must find my floundering Ball!” B told him.
“Fun!” said F, flippantly.
“Bologna!” B replied. He fetched the food from F and forced the fickle lid open.
“Fantastic! You Freed it!” said F, taking the food and finally feeding his Fish, “I did Fancy seeing some letter File through here with what might have been your ball. But they Flew by so Fast I couldn’t be sure.”
“Aha!” said A.
C fidgeted in his pocket until he found a notepad. "So the Culprit was a letter, huh? That's a Colossal Clue!"
“The game is a-Foot!” said B, not knowing what that meant but wanting to say it while on F’s page.
“I Cannot Confirm nor deny F having any feet,” C added, pocketing his notepad. "Come on, Letters. Let's get this Case solved!"
“Thank you,” said A to F as he followed B and C off the page.
Does this mystery feel like it’s falling flat? Never fear! Future installments of this Fictional Fantasy will be more fascinating...
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