The Turn-Around, Upside-Down Alphabet Book by Lisa Campbell Ernst
(ALA Notable Children's Books. Younger Readers (Awards))

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At every turn these letters are full of surprises. Imagine! What other things can you discover hiding in the alphabet?
 

About Lisa Campbell Ernst

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Lisa Campbell Ernst has written and illustrated many popular children's books, including The Turn-Around, Upside-Down Alphabet Book; Hannah Mae O'Hannigan's Wild West Show; Goldilocks Returns, her own version of "Little Red Riding Hood"; and Stella Louella's Runaway Book. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri, with her husband, Lee, and their two daughters, Elizabeth and Allison.
 
Published June 22, 2004 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The narrative itself imagines the secret lives the letters yearn for, as “B masquerades as / a pair of goggles, / half a butterfly, / two windows in a castle tower.” On any given page, the image may be created by the letter itself or by the negative space surrounding it, so the interstices betwee...

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