ABC Pasta: An Entertaining Alphabet – written and illustrated by Juana Medina

61tukvquu1l         ABC Pasta: An Entertaining Alphabet – written and illustrated by Juana Medina, Viking, 9781101999783, 2017

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5

Genre:  ABC book

What did you like about the book?  This book is so funny!  Each letter of the alphabet is represented by a specific pasta or accompaniment, such as herbs and cheese.  This book is cleverly done- the pasta is an actual photo and then Medina has drawn an illustration to complete the picture.  My favorites are the “yolk-less pasta yodelers” complete with lederhosen and the “gemelli gymnasts” whose legs are all twisted up!  Medina has done a splendid job with this book!! (And it made me hungry for pasta!)

Anything you didn’t like about it?  There is nothing I didn’t like about this book.

To whom would you recommend this book?  This is a great book for kids learning the alphabet and for kids who love silly alphabets.  One read-a-like is “Eating the Alphabet” by Lois Ehlert.

Who should buy this book? children’s libraries

Where would you shelve it? juvenile picture book

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes!

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Laureen Cutrona, Townsend Public Library, Townsend, MA

Date of Review:  2/28/2017

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