The Z was Zapped

Chris Van Allsburg, a talented artist and author, brings his unique eye to the younger crowd in his alphabet book The Z was Zapped.

Each letter takes the stage, and something happens to it.

The E slowly evaporates.

The M begins to melt.

The O is overgrown.

And you can guess what happens to the Z – it was zapped.

Instead of having the words of the story & the illustration on the same page, Van Allsburg reveals the illustration first.  The readers must then turn the page to figure out what happens to the letter.  It can be a bit confusing at first, since we’re reading about the “E”, and seeing the letter “F.”  But it also allows more fun in reading aloud to children – “Do you remember what happens to the E?” and allows the reader and the child to focus on the illustration first.

Highly recommended for ages 12 months – 5 years.

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