The Accidental Zucchini: An Unexpected Alphabet

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Harcourt Brace, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 36 pages
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In Max Groverís zany alphabet book, ordinary objects become fresh and new, while the extraordinary suddenly look familiar. Chew the fat with a neighbor over your Fork Fence! Ride the Macaroni Merry-go-round for the twirl of your life! And, heavens, hope for sunshine if youíre wearing your Umbrella Underwear! ďA funny, loopy variation of a standard, bound to inspire youngsters to whip up their own weird wordings.Ē--Publishers Weekly

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User Review  - Marinam77 - LibraryThing

The author of this book puts together the words that no one would ever think of pairing up.I don't really see a point of doing that. No parts of this book were appealing to me. The name of this book ... Read full review

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User Review  - BKPietz - LibraryThing

I'm was actually not a huge fan of this book. The illustrations are definitely not my favorite and I thought the word combinations were not all that clever. I do not know what would make me like this ... Read full review

About the author (1997)

Max Grover is an artist and illustrator living in Port Townsend, Washington. His paintings are shown by the Fountainhead Gallery in Seattle, WA, the Pullium Deffenbaugh Gallery of Portland, OR, and the Freehand Gallery in Los Angeles, CA.Max's first children's book, The Accidental Zucchini, won the Parents' Choice Magazine Gold Award. His illustrations also appear in Miss Mabel's Table, Amazing & Incredible Counting Stories, Circles and Squares Everywhere, Max's Wacky Taxi Day, Where Go the Boats, So Many Kinds of Shoes, See Them Go, and The Night Before Christmas, all published by Harcourt Brace & Co.One of Max's illustrations was chosen for the Original Art '93, Society of Illustrators' show in New York. Max's Wacky Taxi Day was selected as a Children's Choices title for 1998. His work has been published as greeting cards by Peaceable Kingdom Press and Graphique de France. Max's images have appeared as posters for such organizations as the Seattle Men's Chorus, Friends of Trees, and the Port Townsend Film Festival. His paintings are in many public and private collections throughout the Northwest.

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