Alphaoops: H Is for Halloween Hardcover – 13 Jul 2010
Customers also shopped for
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
A winsome union of humorous text and art, this light, fresh book is an ideal addition to holiday collections.
--School Library Journal (starred review)
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
About the Author
Alethea Kontis is the author of ALPHAOOPS: THE DAY Z WENT FIRST, her first children's book. She lives in Ashburn, Virginia.Bob Kolar is the illustrator of the first AlphaOops book and the author-illustrator of BIG KICKS. He lives in Lee's Summit, Missouri.
No customer reviews
|5 star (0%)|
|4 star (0%)|
|3 star (0%)|
|2 star (0%)|
|1 star (0%)|
Review this product
Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com
Like the first AlphaOops book, this book has alphabet characters who all participate in the story completely out of order. They all dress up as various Halloween-type things, or are otherwise representing their letter (Q gets Queasy from eating too much candy, M is for Mummy, etc.). They are funny and occasionally interrupt each other, trying to outdo the letters before them.
The art in this, like the first book, is fantastic! Full pages of rich colors, great scenes, and several letters. There is a lot to see on each page, which makes for great readability.
I also just love the introductions to "scary" monsters and things in a very fun and lighthearted way.
At the end, we see a tease about Christmas, but, unfortunately, Candlewick Press decided not to go forward with the Christmas book. :( So, if you enjoy this book as much as I do, reach out to them and let them know you want a Christmas one! Maybe there are enough of us to make them decide they basically HAVE to put out at least one more AlphaOops book. ;) (Though, y'know, I would be stoked to have Thanksgiving, Valentine's/Spring/Easter, and maybe a Summertime book too!). Maybe a hashtag? #WeWantMoreAlphaOops
I would LOVE to see a series of these books -- maybe one for the holiday season, maybe the AlphaOops team can go on vacation in another edition (on roads, boats, spaceships, tractors!), maybe they could form Alpha-teams and go on a scavenger hunt, stuff like that.
AlphaOops is definitely on our favorites list!!!