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K-Gr 3–In this sequel to AlphaOops! The Day Z Went First (Candlewick, 2006), Kontis and Kolar reintroduce readers to their cast of alphabet players. The book begins with the letter Z directing the letter H to start the show because, “Halloween can't start with any other letter.” Appearing entirely out of sequence, the individual letters then make brief appearances dressed up as characters that begin with their respective letters: “Z is for zombie. N is for nightmare.” The tentative letter B attempts to shine, but he continually encounters problems; at one point his buccaneer costume is taken by P (Pirate) and in another scene a blackbird sits on his head. B perseveres and steals the show by delivering the final line of the play, “B is for…BOO!” Kontis's text is rhythmic and comical, and readers who are comfortable with the alphabet will delight in the silliness of this story. Kolar's illustrations are imbued with a sense of nighttime theater magic, and the slightly muted jewel-tone hues set the scene perfectly. A winsome union of humorous text and art, this light, fresh book is an ideal addition to holiday collections.Shawn Brommer, South Central Library System, Madison, WI
© Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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In this sequel to Alpha Oops! The Day Z Went First (2006), it’s showtime again for the personified letters of the alphabet, and once more, they take the stage out of order, this time for a Halloween pageant. Dramatizing words such as zombie, nightmare, kraken, vampire, and undead, the letters play their parts, bicker a bit, and comment on the action. The text, vividly illustrated with stylized digital artwork, combines formal alphabetical identification (“O is for ogre. / Y is for yeti”) with the other letters’ informal remarks. Given that the presentation is a bit chaotic and that more sensitive children will want to stop and discuss certain terms and images, this book may be more appropriate for reading one-on-one rather than in a classroom setting. Still, for kids who have outgrown basic ABC books and revel in the spooky side of Halloween, it offers a more engaging experience than your average alphabet book. Grades K-2. --Carolyn Phelan --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 110L (What's this?)
  • Series: Alphaoops!
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick (August 9, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763656860
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763656867
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.4 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #750,732 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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New York Times bestselling author Alethea Kontis is a princess, a fairy godmother, and a geek. She's known for screwing up the alphabet, scolding vampire hunters, turning garden gnomes into mad scientists, and making sense out of fairy tales.

Alethea is the co-author of Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark-Hunter Companion, and penned the AlphaOops series of picture books. Her short fiction, essays, and poetry have appeared in a myriad of anthologies and magazines. She has done multiple collaborations with Eisner winning artist J.K. Lee, including The Wonderland Alphabet and Diary of a Mad Scientist Garden Gnome. Her YA fairy tale novel, Enchanted, won the Gelett Burgess Children's Book Award in 2012, was nominated for the Audie Award in 2013, and was selected for World Book Night in 2014. Both Enchanted and its sequel, Hero, were nominated for the Andre Norton Award.

Born in Burlington, Vermont, Alethea makes the best baklava you've ever tasted and sleeps with a teddy bear named Charlie.You can find Princess Alethea online at: www.aletheakontis.com.

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By www.firrkids.com on July 19, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Naturally, all alphabet books begin with the letter A. What if A isn't ready? If it's a Halloween book, then H can start the show. But what is A still isn't ready?? Then it becomes an alphabet free for all. Letters are being introduced willy-nilly with little preparation, even with Z trying to restore some order. P is for pirate, but B is miffed because that was his costume for buccaneer.

The letter have to come up with some pretty creative costumes, including queasy for Q and eyeball for E. Some are pretty obscure, like kraken and lycanthrope, both of which I had to look up. Kudos to the author for getting kids to the dictionary! Jack-o-lantern (boo hoo, little jack) is passed up for the less traditional jitters, though we still get witch, devil and vampire. B is the grand finale, but I'll leave you to guess what he calls out.

When Alpha Oops! The Day Z Went First was published four years ago, it was received with cheers and glowing reviews. The same will certainly be true for this Halloween edition. Bob Kolar's illustrations are bright and wonderful - they make the alphabet come alive! Like the preceding book, the letters run along the bottom of the page, so readers can keep track of those that have appeared and which ones are still waiting in the wings. By the time A puts in an appearance as apple, three quarters of the alphabet is already filled in. Kids like to keep track of these sorts of things, you know.

Awesome Halloween book that you won't want to miss out on!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By KarenSantaFe on September 21, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I gifted the second AlphaOops book to Reyli, because he loved the first one so much. He's even more into this one, it's sooooo much fun! Actually, the whole family likes to read it together. The other day, Reyli who is only 4 insisted that HE read the book to his mom. He can't read words yet, but he read all the letters on every page.

I would LOVE to see a series of these books -- maybe one for the holiday season, maybe the AlphaOops team can go on vacation in another edition (on roads, boats, spaceships, tractors!), maybe they could form Alpha-teams and go on a scavenger hunt, stuff like that.

AlphaOops is definitely on our favorites list!!!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By D. Campbell VINE VOICE on August 11, 2010
Format: Hardcover
So, we have our alphabet getting ready to put on a Halloween show and A isn't ready to take the stage. "H" esitant at first, H starts things off. When it's B's turn, another letter has the same costume causing the flustered B to miss its turn. Though out the book, B's attemps to take the spotlight keep getting usurped by other letters until finally B is allowed to end the show in true Halloween style!

Overall, Alpha Oops! H is for Halloween, is just a fun book to read aloud or alone. It's value academically is that of course, it makes learning the alphabet fun for younger ones. For kids a bit older, point out how the authors have used personification, and in one section, synonyms, to express narrative. Bottom line, most kids love books that have a Halloween theme and this book, along with the rich illustrations, delivers beautifully.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Karen on October 30, 2011
Format: Hardcover
My son chose this book from a book-order form he brought home from school and he wound up completely loving it! Very cute and funny and completely entertaining for my 5-year-old. Though he only brought it home about a week ago, we've read it multiple times and he enjoys it every time. He has a lot of it memorized. I'm hoping that, as the last page hints, there will be a new book for Christmas, as I'm sure Santa would definitely leave it under the tree!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By GretchenNoel on August 30, 2012
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Just when I thought Alethea Kontis couldn't possibly top her book Alph Oops (the first one) she came out with this one. For kids of all ages (0-100) this book will make you smile and keep you entertained for hours just looking at the brilliantly drawn images. Every time I crack it open I notice something new. A MUST have.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Beatrice on August 9, 2013
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The illustrations are eye catching. The content of the book is also interesting. It's a new take on the alphabet and Halloween.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tina on March 15, 2014
Format: Hardcover
If you are wary of "K is for Kraken" or "L is for Lycanthrope" this is not the book for you. If you think that sounds awesome, buy this book. My daughter loves Halloween, but she loves this book so much that it stays out even after the holiday is over.

Alethea manages to give each letter a personality, and each letter interacts throughout the book. B continually has people take his costume and D and G always show up to give comments. I really enjoyed that even in comments, most of the words used start with the letter that is speaking, so G is saying "golly" and e is saying "Encore". It doesn't rhyme, but the dialogue does have a cadence which makes it feel like conversation.

The art is top notch, managing to make Halloween fun but not too scary for little readers (my daughter was one and a half when we started using this for bedtime). Each image is layered and a few readings in you'll still be finding new surprises.

I'd recommend this book to any kid who loves Halloween and doesn't mind a cute goblin or eyeball to be mentioned before bed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By stephanie windham on October 17, 2013
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This book is beautifully illustrated, very entertaining, and a fun way to teach children the alphabet. Even children who know the alphabet will enjoy this book.
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