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Take Away the A

By Michaël Escoffier
Illustrated by Kris Di Giacomo

Discover what happens when each letter of the alphabet is taken OUT in this alphabeast of a book! Winner of the English 4-11 Picture Book Award.

A word totally transforms if you take away just one letter – without the A, the beast is best. Without the W, the witch has an itch! This is an alphabet book like no other. An irreverant exploration not only of letters in their alphabetic order, but also of how they form words and communicate ideas. Packed with humour and wordplay, the author and illustrator effortlessly play off each other to enhance humour and meaning. Children will not be able to resist inventing imaginative examples of their own.

  • A Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and New York Times Best Book of the Year
  • This is an alphabet book like no other – clever wordplay is enhanced by surreal and imaginative illustrations
  • Children capable of word recognition will love discovering how one letter can completely change a word

About the author

Michael was born in France in 1970. Raised by a family of triceratops, he discovered his passion for making up stories at a young age. Michael has written over fifty books and divides his time between writing, teaching and being a dad. He lives in Lyon, France, with his wife and two children.

About the illustrator

Kris Di Giacomo is an American who has lived in Paris since childhood. She has illustrated over 25 picture books. A fluent French and English speaker, Di Giacomo considers pictures her third language and her most universal means of communication. The language gap is a theme Di Giacomo explores with Michaël Escoffier in Take Away The A. Kris divides her time between working on new books and meeting her readers at schools and book fairs throughout France.

ISBN: 9781783443444
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: October 1, 2015
Dimensions: 195 x 310mm, 64pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $19.99
New Zealand RRP: $21.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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