“The Dangerous Alphabet” by Neil Gaiman and Gris Grimly (Harpercollins, 2008)

The Dangerous Alphabetstarstarstar

A is for the author and artist of this book, Neil Gaiman and Gris Grimly. B is for the beautiful artwork on the pages that make you smile.  C is for the creative design of The Dangerous Alphabet, which is impressive and astonishing.  D is for the descriptive writing of Neil Gaiman, which keeps you turning every page.  E is for the exiting story about the two children and their gazelle.  F is for the funny things that happen in this book that make you laugh.  G is for Gris Grimly who has done artwork for thirteen books, including this one.  H is for the happy ending that almost wasn’t.  I is for the impressive ways the children keep getting away.  J is for the jumping cute gazelle who also gets away.  K is for the kiss that’s in the middle of this book.  L is for the big letters on each page that Gaiman uses to tell the story.  M is for the monsters, the scary monsters that are everywhere in The Dangerous AlphabetN is for the narrow escapes, as the children slip through the monsters’ fingers.  O is for ordinary, which this story is not by any means.  P is for the pretty gazelle again, because she’s so cute.  Q is for the quandary that the children find themselves in in this story.  R is for racing, as the children race across the pages, from beginning to end.  S is for the silly but fun way this story and review are told.  T is for the terrible things that the monsters do and almost do.  U is for the unbelievable way the children must go to make it to the end.  V is for the vim of the characters in this book; they are defiant and unstoppable.  W is for wary, which you must be when reading The Dangerous AlphabetX marks the spot near the end.  Y is for your yell of joy when the children and the gazelle get away.  Z is for the ZZZs everyone needs after this great adventure is finally over.

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Originally written on May 28th 2008 ©Alex C. Telander.


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