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A Long Piece of String
Mar 3rd, 2013 by Noodlenuts

An Alligator, a Bird, a Castle . . .
Can you guess what comes next?

I love words. I’m just that nerdy. I love the look of them, the sound of them, the way there are so very many of them and they convey so very many different ideas. But sometimes . . . just sometimes . . . there is real magic in a book without any words at all.

William Wondriska’s A Long Piece of String, first published in 1963 and now back in print, is that oddest of creatures—a wordless alphabet book. And it is indeed magical. Read the rest of this entry »

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Alphabet Books
May 25th, 2010 by Noodlenuts

Some of these are old classics, some are funny and clever, some based on gorgeous design or fascinating concepts.  What they all have in common is that they are remarkable, notable books about the letters of the alphabet. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Enormous Mister Schmupsle: An ABC Adventure
May 20th, 2010 by Noodlenuts

As an avowed word junkie, I always love finding alphabet books written for older kids.  I firmly believe that learning the ABCs is just a first step, and that finding ways to keep kids interested in letters and words beyond that is crucial. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Mar 5th, 2010 by Noodlenuts

Chicka chicka boom boom

Will there be enough room

Way at the top of the coconut tree?

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is , without a doubt, one of the best alphabet books I have come across.  As the letters dance their way up the coconut tree and come flying down again, the rollicking rhymes will have both adults and kids laughing at the antics of a normally inanimate alphabet. Read the rest of this entry »

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My Little Sister Hugged an Ape
Mar 5th, 2010 by Noodlenuts

ABC

Golly gee!

My sister’s on a hugging spree!

In My Little Sister Hugged An Ape, a little boy laments his younger sister’s penchant for enthusiastically embracing creatures large and small, furry and slimy. Read the rest of this entry »

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Food for Thought
Feb 9th, 2010 by Noodlenuts

Ingredients: oranges, kumquats, rhubarb, black-eyed peas, assorted broccoli, bell peppers, onions, carrots, portabella, enoki and white-button mushrooms, sesame seeds, mustard seeds, pink and green peppercorns, pink grapefruit, kiwifruits, . . . etc., etc.

As the ingredients for a single recipe, the above list is more than a little unappetizing. Unappetizing, that is, unless it’s a recipe for learning basic concepts in a hilarious, creative way. Read the rest of this entry »

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Alphabets Are Amazing Animals
Feb 7th, 2010 by Noodlenuts

From the back cover:

“There is no end to the things animals get up to, in this quirky world of alphabets . . . . Every page in the book is a story in itself.”

Original, irreverent, and full of joyful absurdities, Alphabets Are Amazing Animals, from India’s Tara Publishing, is everything you could ask for in an alphabet book. Read the rest of this entry »

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