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  - Mmarcel2011 - LibraryThing

This is a very entertaining book. Instead of the traditional a is for apple, ect., the writer gives a word that does not start with that letter. A is for salad. The cute part is that the picture does ... Read full review

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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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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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