G Is for One Gzonk

G Is for One Gzonk: an alpha-number-bet book by Tony DiTerlizzi.

This book, written by Tiny DiTerlooney aka Tony DiTerlizzi, is an homage to Dr. Seuss with wildly imaginative creatures named amazing names who follow in alphabetical order (kind of).  DiTerlizzi offers his own special mix of language, humor and illustration that modernize the classic format.  I enjoyed that this was an alphabet book for older children where only the creature matches the letter being featured and DiTerlizzi takes pains to point out how nothing else on the page matches.  I also appreciated how the narrator of the book is drawn in a realistic style while the other illustrations appear flat and drawn.  This changes over the course of the book, which is just charming.

This is not an alphabet book for preschoolers.  This is one to share with first graders and older.  It is very silly, full of laughs, and rather sophisticated.  It will be enjoyed as a lap book or a book to be read to one’s self rather than a read aloud for a crowd. 

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