A Call for a New Alphabet

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Charlesbridge, Feb 1, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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X is exasperated. Every other letter in the alphabet has so much to do and plays such important roles in making words. X expects more. He calls for a vote on a new alphabet (gasp!). According to the Alphabet Constitution, X has every right to question the status quo. But the night before the vote, X is plagued by dreams of what could happen if he were to take on another letter?s job. S has to run around a lot making singular words plural, except sometimes he isn?t needed at all, and sometimes he needs to bring along another letter . . . it was all very confusing. Then X thought he?d like to be E. E was very important and very useful. E agreed. But E was exhausted. He was in thousands of words and constantly busy. X didn?t think E?s job was a good idea after all.

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The story of being dissatisfied with your role in life is one that is easy to relate to. Students might connect to this by expressing dissatisfaction with being the oldest child, middle child or baby ... Read full review

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X is sick and jealous go being at the end of alphabet and starts commotion among the other letter. He realizes that the alphabet is perfect the way it is and should focus on being a part of a team ... Read full review

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Jef Czekaj is a cartoonist, musician, and poster artist. He is the illustrator of THE QUEST TO DIGEST and UNITE OR DIE, as well as the author and illustrator of HIP & HOP, DON'T STOP! and CAT SECRETS. Jef lives and works in Somerville, Massachusetts.

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