You can find alphabet books galore at your local library or bookstore. Every popular cartoon character has one, every cultural icon for the under-five crowd. But hidden behind or between those books are gems worth reading again and again.
Alligators All Around by Maurice Sendak is one of those jewels. Sendak works his way through the alphabet with a family of alligators and their crazy antics – like bursting balloons, juggling jelly beans, and yackety-yacking.
Toddlers and preschoolers alike will enjoy this book, and adults won’t quickly tire of reading it either.