The Guinea Pig ABC
By Kate Duke
An alphabet book based on adjectives rather than the usual ho-hum nouns; letters A and B, for instance are not for “apple” and “ball,” but the far more evocative “Awake” and “Bouncy. ” The bright, poster-bold watercolor illustrations display a comic spirit and emotional range perfectly in tune with a young child’s experience.
“[The] overall feeling is one of gaiety and happiness… destined perhaps to become a classic.” – Horn Book