“Once Upon An Alphabet: Short Stories for all the Letters”
Not your traditional ABC book, Once Upon An Alphabet, is original in its artwork and storytelling. Once upon a time there lived a string of letters that strung together form the alphabet. Each letter’s character works hard to form words, which then turn into stories. Oliver Jeffers’ use of humor, alliteration, facts, and storytelling creates adventure from A to Z.
This story promotes originality and imagination.
TITLE: Once Upon An Alphabet
AUTHOR: Oliver Jeffers
PHOTOS By: Oliver Jeffers
PUBLISHER: Philomel Books, 2014
AGE GROUP: 4-6
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: originality, imagination
1) Using the first letter of your first name, invent a letter character. Write a story about your letter character.
2) Write an acrostic poem, using the letters in your name.
Asks “what if”
New World Seeker
Knack for Imagining
Lyrical Language and
Yet another library
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To journey through worlds created by Oliver Jeffers, visit Oliver Jeffers interactive website and click on a character: