A Is for Salad

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Putnam, 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
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A is for what?!?That's right, A is for salad. And T just happens to be for underwear .... At least in the skewed world of author/artist Mike Lester, who, with tongue planted firmly in cheek, offers a unique, upside-down look at the alphabet.So what's going on here?A is not really for salad, but rather for the great big alligator who is shown nibbling on a nutritious bowl of greens. And T is for underwear, because of the tiger, who, much to his chagrin, is pictured in a pair of polka-dotted undies.With intricate woodcut-like illustrations, this is an irreverent look at the alphabet and the debut picture book of a very exciting new talent.

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User Review  - acreel - LibraryThing

Each letter of the alphabet is presented in an unusual way. For example, Lester says, "B is for Viking," but it shows a picture of a beaver to represent the letter B. Another is E is for pajamas, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - TamaraSmith - LibraryThing

This story is about the alphabet but the words they tell you the letter is for makes no sense. The teacher would have to point out that the letters stand for the animal. So, A is for salad but the ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Kristyn Crow lives in Layton, Utah. This is her first book.

Mike Lester lives in Rome, Georgia. His "A Is for Salad" was a "New York Times" Best Illustrated Book.

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