I am a sucker for poetry.
I am a sucker for alphabet books.
Put them together, and if it's well done, it's a special delight.
Glorious illustrations make it even better.
In Accidental Alphabet, Dianna Bonder's language and illustrations are rich and lushly hedonistic. It's almost overdone, but so beautiful, you have to go back for more.
Now throw in a splash of humor, and what can I say, it's like discovering a kind of literary paradise.
Even though this is not a new book, (it was published in 2002) it's new to our library. I predict children will love it.