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Z Goes First: An Alphabet Story Z-to-A
Contributor(s): Lamb, Sean, Perry, Mike (Illustrator)
ISBN: 125012395X     ISBN-13: 9781250123954
Publisher: Imprint
    OUR PRICE: $16.20  
Product Type: School And Library
Published: May 2018
Annotation: Tired of being at the end of the alphabet, Z recruits Y to join her as she scoots around to the front and then proceeds to glide past all the other letters in an alphabet adventure.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Alphabet; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Concepts | Alphabet
- Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: bl2018086632
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 11.25" H x 8.75" W x 0.50" (0.85 lbs)
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2018 May #4)

Fed up with being last in the alphabet, the letter Z seeks a promotion. Z recruits Y to make the move with her, but the other letters impede their progress: "You can't get past me. I'm the most important letter in the alphabet. And quite flexible, too," E says. Lamb packs in letter-related gags: "X is always cross," Z tells Y, and "LMNOP stuck together as if they formed their own word." Working in a bubbly art style, Perry renders the letters with googly eyes and in a candy-colored palette: Z herself is yellow with wavy hair and big, pink and orange polka dots. Some letters' personalities come across as underdeveloped, however, and Z never manages to entirely disrupt the flow of the alphabet as the title suggests. Nevertheless, readers should appreciate the pun-heavy banter as Y and Z learn that each letter has its own valuable place in the alphabet. Ages 3–6. (May)

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