A to Z of Absolute Zaniness
"This is a mature ABC book with engaging illustrations. . . amusing and appealing to children."
-Brenda Watson, Canadian Materials
Book DescriptionKids will love The A to Z of Absolute Zaniness. While their parents read the six-line alliterative captions, children will be dazzled by the bold, colourful drawings illustrating each letter with objects, animals, and people.
Carol Mills wrote the short stories that describe the bizarre feats of people and animals, real and ridiculous. Susanne Ferrier provided bright and detailed pictures, giving an individual personality to each creature. Each page explodes with colour. The large size of the book makes it ideal for even the youngest children as the objects in each picture are big, easy to see and recognize.
The author does not sacrifice educational value for visual pleasure, however. Mills makes sure that each letter is firmly implanted in the minds of young children through repitition. The entire book, from cover to cover, is enlivened by a sense of learning with fun, with tongue-in-cheek humour, and with absolute zaniness.