Twitter Logo
Instagram Logo
LinkedIn Logo

Alphathoughts (Paperback)

Alphathoughts By Lee Bennett Hopkins, Marla Baggetta (Illustrator) Cover Image
Not Available


This clever collection of poems offers a word for each of the twenty–six letters— E for elevator, I for igloo, S for science—followed by a brief, playful definition. The subject of the poems are wide–ranging, and young readers will enjoy discovering the word or words in each poem that start with the featured letter.

About the Author

Lee Bennett Hopkins was a poet and anthologist who was honored with the Christopher Award, the University of Southern Mississippi's Medallion for "lasting contributions to children's literature," and the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. 

Marla Baggetta is a fine artist and free-lance illustrator whose work has appeared in art galleries, books, advertising, and magazines. She lives in West Linn, Oregon.

Praise For…

"Hopkins paves the way for children to think about the alphabet (and perhaps poetry as well), by offering one word for each letter and then a short, non-rhyming poem of definition that includes at least one more word also beginning with the letter. . . . Likely to be a popular choice for teachers to use in the classroom." —Kirkus Reviews

"A clever and child-friendly book of pithy poetry. . . . Both classes and individuals will find something here to ponder and play with." —Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9781620917923
ISBN-10: 1620917920
Publisher: Wordsong
Publication Date: March 3rd, 2015
Pages: 32
Language: English