Thursday, August 25, 2011

Book Review - Al Pha's Bet

I love books.  Not just stories and high quality writing, but physical books.  While I will admit that since receiving a Kindle a few years ago, I've come around to digital books, and it's admittedly quite convenient to have access to Kindle books on my phone and iPad.  But there are two areas where digital content will never, in my opinion, replace paper books:  (1) cookbooks and (2) children's books.  I love children's books, and I'm doing everything in my power to make sure that Scout loves books too.  Which means, I read her books and she basically just stares somewhat blankly at the pages.

In my quest to build a bit of a library I've been picking up a few books every now and then, mostly through work.  My newest addition was an adorable book called Al Pha's Bet by Amy Krouse Rosenthal.  I ordered it because I liked the cover, I'd heard of the author, and it looked cute.


This book is adorable.  It takes place just as the 26 letters are invented, and it tells the story of a man named Al Pha who makes a bet with himself that he can arrange the 26 letters in the perfect order in response to the king's request.  It's clever and cute.  While it would certainly be more appropriate for kids who are getting familiar with their ABCs, the illustrations and the story transcend all ages.

1 comment(s). Tell me what you think!:

Knittripps said...

Did you read to Scout before she was born? I am thinking of reading to my baby during pregnancy.

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