An Annoying ABC

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Alfred A. Knopf, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Imagine a preschool classroom with 25 cranky kids and one beleaguered teacher.

It only takes one small annoying act from Adelaide to set off a chain reaction of bad behavior. Dexter is drooling, Flora is fuming, Jasper is jeering, Kirby is kicking . . . and before you know it, Stella is stumbling, Todd is tumbling, and Winthrop is weeping. Oh, oh, oh!

What will it take to turn this annoying day around? Readers will be amazed and amused to see what happens when Adelaide . . . apologizes.

Barbara Bottner and Michael Emberley follow up their bestselling Miss Brooks Loves Books! (and I Don't) with this outrageously funny alphabet book that shows that kindness can be contagious, too.

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User Review  - bspelman - LibraryThing

In another unique approach to the alphabet, Bottner uses kids names to correspond with each letter. Through this 'annoying' tale, we make it to the end of the alphabet where the only thing left to do, is to apologize. Read full review

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User Review  - Jill.Haner - LibraryThing

The whimsical art, the difficult words, the unique names, there is nothing I don't like about this book. The picture of the little boy causing the problems unwittingly are adorable! I need to buy this book. The words will be a great teaching tool. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

BARBARA BOTTNER studied painting in Paris, worked as a set desinger, toured as part of an acting ensemble, and made animated shorts for Sesame Street before turning to writing and illustrating children's books. She is the author of more than 36 books, including Miss Brooks Loves Books! (and I Don't) and Bootsie Barker Bites, illustrated by Peggy Rathmann.

MICHAEL EMBERLEY has been writing and illustrating children's books since 1979. He has more than 20 books to his credit, and he has a sister and father (Rebecca and Ed) who also make children's books. His hobbies include bicycle racing, bike riding, cycling, mountain biking, and avoiding driving.

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