This is another post for the A to Z Challenge. In an effort to make sure no reader gets left behind, I’m providing a link to my past posts. But if you’ve been following along, here we go! –
Kipper the Dog
Most characters from young children’s TV shows eventually get their own alphabet book. Today, I’d like to highlight Kipper’s A to Z an Alphabet Adventure because it’s so cute.
The main reason I like this book is that you do not have to be familiar with the TV show to enjoy the book. And if your little reader IS a fan of Kipper, this is an excellent addition to your library.
I found a couple videos to remind you of the amazing cuteness of the show. Or you can visit the official website where you’ll find a few age appropriate games.
This got me thinking about how kid’s TV shows can be good research for picture book writers. I went off on a tangent about it, but for those who don’t care, here’s the next installment of THE GREAT ALPHABET DISASTER.
K was Knitting his eyebrows. “What Kind of person would do this?”
“You look Bothered.” B said, racking his brain for a k word.
“I Kind of am.” K replied. “My Key is missing!”
“My Ball, too.” B patted K on the back.
“And J As well.” A added with a sigh.
K gasped “Oh! I hope he hasn’t been Kidnapped!”
C considered. “Maybe, but I think the Correct term would be letternapped.”
B shook his head. “That doesn’t start with K.”
“I know, but I want the record to be Correct-“
“All right, let’s not Argue,” A said, and then turned to K. “I Assure you, we will find your Key.”
“Thank you Kindly,” K replied.
C consulted her notes. “We know K’s Key is not on any of the past pages, so it must be that way.”
A nodded and the three letters started onto the next page.
But a vicious roar from the next page caused every letter to hesitate.
“Maybe we should Knock first?” B said, happy to have thought of a k word after all.
“Come on,” C coaxed, “Don’t be Cowardly Cats.”
“OK,” K said, “I Know you’re eager to Keep going, but I think you three need my King-sized Knight’s Kit.”
The A and C nodded nervously and let K suit them up.
“But I’ll look like a klutz!” B protested when K got to him. Then another roar sounded, and B kept his mouth shut.
Now that A B and C were properly suited up, they went on to the next page.
At least they tried to go onto the next page.
The adventure Keeps going tomorrow…
I write about, with, for, and around kids all day. (Well, maybe I do the dishes too. Sometimes.)