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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Hardcover: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; First Edition edition (September 12, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689852908
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689852909
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.6 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,178,520 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Kindergarten-Grade 3–This clever and sophisticated tribute to two icons of nonsensical rhyme, Dr. Seuss and Edward Lear, will surprise and amuse. From the Angry Ack who eats dirty clothes to the Zanderiffic Zibble Zook, who loves to read dictionaries, these fantastic creatures defy expectations. The Bloobytack, who collects objects on his sticky back, assures, I know what you're thinking, but that's not a BOOT, it's a SHOE so no B's here. In fact, none of the illustrations seem to have anything to do with their respective letters. Each spread features a letter, a corresponding Seuss-like creachling and its rhyme, and a comical cartoon portrait of the author. Several pages into the story, the Teedle-Weenie Woo, potatolike, brightly colored digits, join the fun. They insist on counting, be it 7 stars, 90 laps, or, in the case of the Uggle-Unk, 3 stripes in his underwear./Thank goodness, none are brown. Amid the laughs, children are ingeniously exposed to colors, numbers, and letters. The pen-and-ink illustrations of the creachlings are colored digitally, each in a different hue, in imitation of picture books of the '40s and '50s. The author and the Woos are painted in gouache with prismacolor-pencil details. The former–skinny and boyish with jeans, yellow T-shirt, sneakers, round glasses, and unruly red hair–imitates and interacts with his creations on every page, clearly having just as much fun as his readers. Handsomely designed, this wacky wonder will wow Woos of all ages.–Barbara Auerbach, New York City Public Schools
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About the Author

Tony DiTerlizzi is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator who has been creating books with Simon & Schuster for more than a decade. From his fanciful picture books like Jimmy Zangwow’s Out-of-this-World Moon Pie Adventure, Adventure of Meno (with his wife, Angela), and The Spider & The Fly (a Caldecott Honor book), to chapter books like Kenny and The Dragon and The Search for WondLa, Tony always imbues his stories with a rich imagination. His middle grade series, The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Holly Black), has sold millions of copies, been adapted into a feature film, and has been translated in more than thirty countries. You can visit him at DiTerlizzi.com.

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Very cleverly written and illustrated.
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The book is fun and entertaining for children but is a lot more educational than most alphabet books.
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This one of the funnest, funniest kid's books I've ever read.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By R S Cobblestone VINE VOICE on September 24, 2006
Format: Hardcover
G Is For One Gzonk!, written and illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi, is a delightful book of fantasy directed to those who may think they are getting another alphabet book.

It IS an alphabet book. That is, is DOES contain references, however vague, to all 26 letters in the English language. It just doesn't beat you over the head with "B is for a blue bouncing ball on the beach that is bound to blow to Boston."

This book is much, much more than that.

It engages the creative mind. The creatures ("creachlings") are bizarre and riveting enough to give the reader the opportunity to discuss and compare with other creachlings. They are complicated, and in a neat style twist, you may see some of them more than once throughout the book. The narrator just happens to have a Harry Potter look, but only because Harry Potter was designed to look "bookish."

DiTerlizzi works letters and numbers into the text, and makes them entertaining. You will spend more time on each page than you would with a Dr. Seuss book, but Dr. Seuss is designed to have the reader (or listener) memorize the text ("One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish..." and I haven't read this one in years). G Is For One Gzonk! is not for memorizing. It can, however, be used to help with numbers and letters ("Now what is the next letter?").

The illustrations really are nicely done. Tony DiTerlizzi clearly is talented!

This book is a great gift for readers (and those who are read to) from ages 4-8.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Artlover on October 23, 2006
Format: Hardcover
My 7-year-old daughter and I discovered this book over the weekend, and it's become a new favorite for us both. We've read it over and over, and that is something that rarely happens these days. We both laughed until our sides ached. Very cleverly written and illustrated. Very Seussian. Excellent book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Steven R. McEvoy on May 29, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Next to Z is for Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet. This is my second favorite alphabet book to share with children. DiTerlizzi wrote this book between the writing of the original Spiderwick Chronicles and the Beyond Spiderwick Trilogy. It is funny, fun and a wonderful book. It is large even for a picture book, but that just give DiTerlizzi even more room to illustrate and expound. The creatures he creates are like a cross between Dr. Seuss and Star Trek. They are done in a charming style and the bright vibrant colors of the book will draw children back to it again and again. Each letter has between 2 and three pages: a main drawing of a creature, a drawing of a young Tony and side comments that look like they have been hand written in on the pages. It is a wonderful book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T. McConnell on July 31, 2008
Format: Hardcover
We first borrowed this book from our local library. It was an instant hit with its zany, but not too scary creatures and fun, Seussian-like rhymes and made-up words. My daughter cried when it couldn't be renewed anymore, so we had to buy it. It remains a reading-time favourite, and as an elementary school teacher, I believe boys would also enjoy this silly charmer.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amanda J. Carroll on January 26, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This one of the funnest, funniest kid's books I've ever read. If you happen to know a kid who loves nonsense or is frustrated by the way so many kid's books talk down to them, they will almost certainly love this.
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My five year old (developmentally delayed) son loved this book when we borrowed it from the library. No surprises that he really enjoyed letter "P" with Pink Peepee Weepkins. But it was enough to really get him interested. He would actually sit still for the entire book. Needless to say he learned to recognize letters of the alphabet. As a teacher I also enjoy the word play the author uses in the illustrations to add to the learning. He cried when he found out mommy took it back to the library so I had to buy him a copy, no better place than Amazon!
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More About the Author

THE FANTASTIC WORLDS OF TONY DITERLIZZI

New York Times bestselling author and illustrator, Tony DiTerlizzi, has been creating books for over a decade. From his fanciful picture books like "Jimmy Zangwow's Out-of-this-World Moon Pie Adventure", "Ted" and "The Spider & The Fly" (a Caldecott Honor book), to chapter books like "Kenny and The Dragon" and the WondLa trilogy, Tony always imbues his stories with a rich imagination.

With Holly Black, he created the middle-grade series, The Spiderwick Chronicles, which has sold millions of copies, been adapted into a feature film, and has been translated in over thirty countries.

In 2014, he teamed up with Lucasfilm to retell the original Star Wars trilogy in a picture book featuring artwork by Academy award-winning concept artist, Ralph McQuarrie.

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