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The Alphabet From Z to A: (With Much…

The Alphabet From Z to A: (With Much Confusion on the Way)

by Judith Viorst

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This book is about the alphabet and it includes words that are spelled using the letter and some that sound like the letter. I really enjoyed reading this book and the refreshing review of funny spelling words based off sounds. I recommend this as a read aloud to higher grades like fourth, fifth, and sixth graders. This is because it requires the reader background knowledge of the letters and correct spelling of the words that are in this book. ( )
  Sthefania | Feb 3, 2017 |
The was a VERY fun way to run through the alphabet and go through many confusing words and sounds. I think that kids could not only enjoy it, but learn from it as well. ( )
  AdrienneWood | Sep 21, 2013 |
Nice pictures and word play to do with spelling. The rhyming is across the letters. ( )
  raizel | Mar 6, 2009 |
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In The Alphabet from Z to A (With Much Confusion on the Way), Judith Viorst once again applies her clear-sighted wit to a subject of universal appeal, turning the traditional alphabet book on its head by going through the alphabet backwards. Viorst's lively verse irreverently demonstrates that the spellings and sounds of our language are often so maddeningly inconsistent -- "blue" and "blew," "chute" and "shoe" -- that, as her exasperated narrator complains, "It could drive you berserk." Aimed at children who already have some facility with language (and at anyone else who likes to play with words), The Alphabet from Z to A is an entertaining and thought-provoking romp through the quirks and quagmires of the English language. Richard Hull's exquisite drawings enrich the text and offer a playful challenge.

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Verses running backwards through the alphabet take note of some anomalies in English spelling and grammar.

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