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Groundwood Books

The Alphabet Thief

Written by Bill Richardson • Illustrated by Roxanna Bikadoroff

For kids 5 - 9 years old | Published March 01, 2017 | ISBN 9781554988778

Cover of The Alphabet Thief

Regular price $17.95 CAD

40 pages | 7.375 in × 5.5 in
Print Format

About this book

The Alphabet Thief

Bill Richardson • Roxanna Bikadoroff

When night falls, along comes a peculiar thief who steals each letter of the alphabet, creating a topsy-turvy world as she goes.

The alphabet thief stole all of the B’s, and all of the bowls became owls…

It seems that no one can stop her, until the Z’s finally send her to sleep so that all the other letters can scamper back to where they belong.

Bill Richardson’s zany rhymes and Roxanna Bikadoroff’s hilarious illustrations will delight young readers with the silly fun they can have with language — and may even inspire budding young writers and artists to create their own word games.

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.

Awards and Praise
A small and hilarious picture book … Pictures and verses seem to tumble over one another …
  • Commended New York Public Library Best Books for Kids, 2017
  • Commended NCTE Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts, 2018
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