A is for Salad by Mike Lester
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A is for apple, B is for ball, C is for cat...but not in this wacky alphabet book! In author/artist Mike Lester's slightly warped world, A is for salad, B is for Viking, and C is for hot dog. What's that all about, you may ask? It's a fun way for kids to learn as they figure out what each alphabet letter actually stands for. A is for alligator, shown on the page eating a healthy salad. B is for beaver, wearing a very handsome Viking helmet. C is for cat, pictured munching on a foot-long hot dog.

With intricate wood-cut-like illustrations, this irreverent look at the alphabet is sure to appeal to people of all ages--anyone with a sense of fun.
 

About Mike Lester

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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.
 
Published March 20, 2000 by Grosset & Dunlap. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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Lester debuts with a promisingly irreverent alphabet, inviting a closer look at the pictures by giving them misleading captions: “A” does indeed feature a salad—but an Alligator is eating it.

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""A is for salad,"" for instance, shows an alligator eating a bowl of greens, and Lester tosses in a throwaway line after every few letters (""H is for pizza...

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"Lester stands ceremony on its ear in this deviant abecedarian aimed at an audience who already has a firm grasp of their ABCs," said PW.

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