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By Tom Lichtenheld and Ezra Fields-Meyer - Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld


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It’s an E-mergency! The letter E took a tumble and the only way to get her back on her foot is for people to stop using her. But who can take her place? The other letters have to make a decision ASAP. Z is too sleepy and Y asks way too many questions. Thankfully, O rolls in to try and save the day. Now E can rost up and got bottor . . . as long as ovorybody follows the rulos. Chock-full of verbal and visual puns, this zany book is sure to tickle both the brain and the funny bone.

More Details

Size: 11 x 9 in;
Pages: 40 pp;
Guided Reading Level: N
Format: Hardcover
Publication: October 2011
ISBN: 9780811878982
ISBN10: 811878988
Tom Lichtenheld loves drawing pictures and telling silly stories. His books include the New York Times best sellers Duck! Rabbit!, Shark Vs. Train, and Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site. He lives in Geneva, Illinois.

Ezra Fields-Meyer is a high school student and an expert on animated movies and animals. He is the creator of the animated short “Alphabet House,” which inspired this book, and is the subject of the memoir Following Ezra (by his father, Tom Fields-Meyer). He and his family live in Los Angeles, California.

Media Reviews

"The pages are jam-packed with so many linguistic puns, acronyms, and jokes that readers may not realize how much they’re learning about language along the way. Throo choors!"
- Publishers Weekly Best Children's Picture Books of 2011

"This book is a hilarious way to appreciate the vowel E - and practice deciphering secret codes. I’ve never read such a wacky book that is so fun to read aloud with the kids!"
- 20 Children's Books of 2011

★"This artwork takes a funny story and makes it hilarious... Kids and adults will get more of the sly humor each time they read this book."
- School Library Journal, starred Review

★"It’s like Chicka Chicka Boom Boom on steroids."
- Publishers Weekly, starred review

★"Witty entertainment from A to Z."
- Publishers Weekly, starred review

- Kirkus Reviews

"Visual and print punnery will have elementary kids (and adults) guessing and laughing."
- Kirkus Reviews

"Every page is chock-full of inventive letter-play"
- The New York Times

"Nontraditional, rascally, downright hilarious alphabet book"
- Booklist

"There are laughs, many laughs, on every page."
- Chicago Tribune

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