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Kirkus reviews AlphaOops: H is for Halloween. And it kind of rocks.
Got yours yet? AlphaOops: H is for Halloween


Author: Kontis, Alethea
Illustrator: Kolar, Bob

Pages: 40
Price ( Hardback ): $15.99
Publication Date: July 13, 2010
ISBN ( Hardback ): 978-0-7636-3966-2
Category: Picture Books
Classification: Holiday
Series: AlphaOops
Volume: 2

Those wacky theatrical letters are back, this time for a mixed-up Halloween pageant (AlphaOops: The Day Z Went First, 2006). Smiling broadly and wearing a pointy hat, “H as for Halloween.” Then, “Z is for zombie. / N is for nightmare. / K is for kraken. / P is for pirate. / B is for—” Well, B had wanted to be a buccaneer, but now it will have to find another costume. Eventually, each letter, appropriately garbed and often accompanied by a picture of what it represents, takes the stage, but not without a lot of good-natured bickering. Running below each page opening is a strip along which a pumpkin for each letter of the alphabet arranges itself, finally, in alphabetical order as each character appears in the story. Kolar’s digital illustrations give readers plenty to focus on. Sophisticated abecedarian fun. (Picture book. 4-8)